Cofounder / Instructor


Philippe Baumann

Philippe has been teaching architectural design in New York City since 1998, where he is currently a Lecturer at the Parsons School of Design, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, and Instructor of Pratt Institute’s summer architecture program in Berlin titled “Temporary Contemporary Urbanism”. He founded Baumann Architecture in 2000, an architectural design studio with interests ranging from competitions to urban infill to global urbanism. The studio has extensive construction experience in the City of New York, with projects currently under construction such as the innovative steel-sheathed Courtyard House in Gowanus and a zero-energy brownstone in Brooklyn. Baumann Architecture has been widely published and internationally recognized, including winning the prestigious Center for Architecture New Practices Competition of 2008, a juried competition of young firms in New York City. In 2012, he cofounded with Michael Su and Tristan Bel, and has co-taught the Degree Project course titled The Tyranny of Numbers with Michael Su at Pratt Institute since 2012. He is a graduate of Brown University, and received his Masters in Architecture from Rice University.