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Susana Torre


General Information


Occupation: Architect

Date of Birth: January 01, 1944

Birth City: Puan

Birth Country: Argentina

Resident City: New York

Resident State/Province: New York

Resident Country: United States

Archive/Repository: IAWA, Special Collection, Newman Library, Ms90-016

Sources: http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/vt/vivadoc.pl?file=viblbv00175.xml


Specialties


Subject: Women in Architecture


Jobs


Employer: Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Title: Associate Professor

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States


Employer: Barnard College

Title: Director, Architecture Program

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States


Employer: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Title: Associate Professor, School of Architecture

State: New York

Country: United States


Employer: Various Universties

Title: Visiting critic and adjunct professor of architecture

State: New York

Country: United States

Notes: Universities included: Columbia University, Yale University, Cooper Union, Carnegie Mellon, and Syracuse University


Employer: SUNY at Old Westbury

Title: Assistant Professor of Architecture

City: Old Westbury

State: New York

Country: United States

Notes: Director of Design Concentration, Co-chairperson, Creative Arts Program


Employer: Susana Torre Raymond Beeler and Associates, New York

Title: Principal

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1989


Employer: Wank Adams Slavin Associates

Title: Partner

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States


Employer: The Architectural Studio

Title: Principal

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1978

End Date: January 01, 1984


Collaborators


No collaborators on record


Apprenticeships


No apprenticeships on record


Awards


Name: The National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship in Architecture


Name: The National Endowment for the Arts

Description: Project Director for "Hispanic Influences on American Architecture and Urbanism"


Name: Loeb Fellowship

Description: Harvard University, Torre deferred in favor of directatorship of Barnard College of Architecture Program


Name: The National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship in Architecture


Name: The National Endowment for the Arts, Grant in Architecture and Environmental Arts

Description: Project Director for "Women in American Architecture" (exhibition and book)


Name: The J. Clawson Mills Grant

Description: Given by the Architectural League of New York


Name: The Noble Foundation

Description: Torre was a fellow, which was renewed in 1972


Name: Post-graduate fellowship for study at Columbia University

Description: Given by the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina


Name: The Edgar Kauffman Foundation

Description: Torre was a scholar


Name: Olympic Boulevard Urban Design Competition Sponsor's Special Recognition

Description: With S. Haar and C. Wilday, Los Angeles CA


Name: Hemet, CA, Civic Center Master Plan Competition, Finalist

Description: With C. Windlay and others


Name: Inner City Infill Housing Competition, Harlem, New York City, Honorable Mention

Description: With others


Name: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Master Plan Competition, Merit Award

Description: With others


Name: Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor, MA, Master Plan Competition, Commendation fro Design Excellence

Description: With others


Name: The Montauk Library, Long Island, New York, NY State Department of Education Design Award


Name: Bard College Library Addition, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Invited Competition


Name: Seven Hills Middle School, Cincinnati, OH, Invited Competition


Name: Architectural Record Houses Award of Excellence for Design

Description: Awarded for the Garvey House, Amagansett, Long Island, NY


Name: Architectural Record Houses Award of Excellence for Design

Description: Awarded for the Clark House, Southhampton, Long Island, NY


Name: Torczyner-Wiseman Law Offices, New York City, selected by A.I.A. Journal as one of the "memorable spaces of the 1970's"


Exhibitions


Title: Hispanic Traditions in American Architecture and Urbanism

Description: Torre was a curator of the travelling exhibition which was first shown at Columbia University

City: New York

Country: delete

Start Date: October 16, 1987

End Date: November 06, 1987


Title: Four solo shows

Description: The shows were held in Ronald feldman Fine Arts; New York; E.C. Gallery, Los Angeles; Syracuse University and Houston University

Country: delete


Title: Projects and Designs exhibited in 35 group shows

Description: Shows were held in major museums and art galleries including: The Museum of Modern Art, Mandeville Art Museum, the New York Historical Society, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Walker Art Center, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Arts, La Biennale de Venezia, Otis Art Institute, Cooper-Hewit Museum, Museum Moderner Kunst (Vienna)

City: Various

Country: delete


Title: Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective

Description: exhibited at: Brooklyn Museum; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Houston Public Library; Archicenter of Chicago; Los Angeles Women's Building; College of Art and Design, Ball State University; Archifest, Atlanta; Delft University, Netherlands, Barnard College

Country: delete


Notable Projects


Title: Montauk Library

Description: Library, Designed with Raymond Beeler

City: Montauk

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Brooklyn Children's Museum

Description: Strategic Master Plan and Phase I Design

City: Brooklyn

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Simon's Farm

City: Pine Plains

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Hugo Neu Schitzer East

Description: Master plan and design of physical interface between industrial site and residential areas

City: Jersey City

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Cranbrook Academy of Art

Description: Ten-year Master Plan

City: Bloomfield Hills

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Housing Prototypes, 52 apartments

Description: Director of a professional collaboration between the housing studio of Parson's M. Arch program and the office of Fox and Fowlefor Community Access, Inc. (a non-profit housing and community developer) and the State of New York Division of Housing and Community Renewal

City: Manhattan

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Herman Miller, Inc.

Description: Institutional seating prototypes

City: Zeeland

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Ironworkers Union Headquarters

Description: Office building, in association with WASA architects and engineers

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: The University Press Bookstore at the New School for Social Research

Description: Bookstore

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Garvey House

Description: Record House of 1988 Award for Excellence for Design: published in the Architectural Record, Nikkei Architecture (Japan) and the New York Post

City: Amagansett, Long Island

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Fire Station Five

Description: in association with WASA architects and engineers. Published in Le Monde, Inland Architect, The Architectural Record

City: Columbus

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Fordham University, dormitory

Description: 150-bed dormitory, on the Rose Hill Campus, in association with WASA architects and engineers

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Ellis Island Park and Museum

Description: Master Plan proposal, Published in Barbaralee Diamonstein,ed., Collaboration (NY: Whitney Library) and reviewed in Metropolis, The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The Village Voice and Oculus

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Wallach Fine Arts Center, renovation

Description: Renovation of Charles McKim's Schermerhorn Hall at Columbia University. in association with WASA architects and engineers. Published in Progressive Architecture and Summa

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Consulate of the Ivory Coast

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Clark House

Description: House on Long Island, Record House of 1982 Award for Excellence for Design; published in The Architectural Record, House and Garden, GA Houses, Grand Bazaar, Toshi Iukata, AIA Journal, Newsday, Metropolis, Houses of the Hamptons

City: Southampton

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Fourth Federal Design Assembly

Description: Pension Building Delegates Lounges, Now the National Building Museum. Published in Interiors, Progressive Architecture, Design Quarterly

City: Washington

State: New York

Country: United States


Title: Torczyner-Wiseman Law Offices

Description: Selected by Progressive Architecture as one of the "memorable spaces of the 1970's"; published in Progressive Architecture, Interiors, Domus, Arredamento

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States


Education


Institution: Columbia University

Notes: Post-graduate studies on fellowship from University of Buenos Aires


Institution: Universidad de Buenos Aires

Department: Instituto Superior de Planeamiento Urbano

Degree: Urban Planning

End Date: January 01, 1967


Institution: Universidad de Buenos Aires

Degree: Architecture

End Date: January 01, 1967


Licensing


No licenses on record


Professional Affiliations


Organization: The Architectural League New York

Role: Board of Directors


Organization: The Society of Architectural Historians


Organization: The Alliance of Women in Architecture


Organization: Architects for Social Responsibility

Role: Board of Advisors


Publications By


Title: Women in Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective

Publisher: Whitney Library of Design

City: New York

Notes: Torre was editor of the book and author of the following chapters: "A Parallel History," "New Professional Identities: Four Women in the Sixties" (with Jane McGroarty), "Women in Architecture and the New Feminism," and "The Pyramid and the Labyrinth". Dutch Translation: Architectuur & Vrouwen, Delft 1982.


Title: Making Room: Women in Architecture

Publication: Heresies

City: New York

Notes: Making Room: Women in Architecture, appeared in a special issue of heresies, a journal of art and politics, Torre was the author of the special issue proposal and editorial collective member


Title: Room in the City

Publisher: Princeton University Press

City: Princeton

Notes: Article was an introduction to exhibition catalog of projects by young architects.


Title: Times Square at the Crossroads

Publication: Skyline

Date Published: December 01, 1982


Title: American Square

Publication: Precis

Volume: 3


Title: Space as Matrix

Publication: Heresies

Issue: 11


Title: Inside Out/Outside In

Publication: Process: Architecture

Notes: Spring Edition


Title: Presentantion/Representation/delineation/Notation: Intentionality in Architectural Drawing

Date Published: November 01, 1979

Notes: Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Regional Conference on Representation and Architecture, Carnegie-Mellon University


Title: Towards an Architecture of the Public Realm

Publication: Design Quarterly

Date Published: January 01, 1979

Notes: Winter edition


Title: The Transformation of the House

Co-author: Gwendolyn Wright and cynthia Rock

Publication: Women and Environments

Publisher: Westview Press

City: Denver

Notes: Edited by Gerda Wakerle. Excerpts published in Ms., December 1977, under the title "Rethinking Closets, Kitchens and Other Forgotten Spaces.'


Title: Feminist Monument (For Marion Mahony

Publication: Heresies 2


Title: Open and Reflective Boundaries

Publication: in The Substance of Light

Publisher: la Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art


Title: Architecture and Revolution: Cuba 1959-74

Publication: Progressive Architecture

Date Published: October 01, 1974

Notes: JapaneseTranslation Kenchiku Bunka, February 1975


Title: The Object Percieved/The Object Apprehended

Publication: Artform

Date Published: January 01, 1974

Notes: Italian translation in Saman (Genoa), 1975


Title: New Urban Settlements

Publisher: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies

City: New York

Notes: Torre was editor and writer of urban design research report.


Title: La investigacion del futuro

Publication: SUMMA


Title: From Tipi to Skyscraper: A History of Women in Architecture, by Doris Cole

Publication: Art in America

Date Published: September 01, 1974

Notes: Torre wrote a review of Doris Cole's book


Title: Wasteland: Building the American Dream, by Stephen Kurtz

Publication: Architectural Forum

Date Published: April 01, 1974

Notes: Torre was wrote a review of Stephen Kurtz's book


Publications About


Title: Sampling of the Work of an Emerging Dozen

Author: Abercrombie, Stanley

Publication: AIA Journal

Date Published: September 01, 1980


Title: Rooms for the Federal Design Assembly

Author: Stanley Abercombie

Publication: Interiors

Date Published: January 01, 1979


Title: Law Office

Author: Stanley Abercombie

Publication: Interiors

Date Published: March 01, 1977


Title: Crisis in Housing

Author: Gerald Allen

Publication: Architectural Record

Date Published: October 01, 1975


Title: Houses of the Hamptons

Author: Peter Arnell and Tim Bickford

Publisher: Alfred Knopf


Title: Columbus, les architectes aux champs

Author: Olivier Boissiere

Publication: Le Monde

Date Published: August 13, 1988


Title: Collaboration: Artists and Architects

Author: Rosemarie Haag Bletter

Publication: Art Journal

Notes: Winter edition


Title: Teaching Architecture

Author: Daralice Boles

Publication: Progressive Architecture

Date Published: September 01, 1986


Title: Remodeled Carriage House Eastern Long Island by Susana Torre

Author: Douglas Brenner

Publication: Architectural Record

Date Published: May 01, 1982


Title: Stable Contradictions

Author: Akiko Bush

Publication: Metropolis

Date Published: January 30, 1982


Title: Designing Women

Author: Douglas Davis

Publication: Newsweek

Date Published: March 07, 1977


Title: Women in Architecture: Individual Profiles and a Discussion of Issues

Author: Andrea O. Davis

Publication: AIA Journal

Date Published: January 01, 1982


Title: Collaboration: Artists and Architects

Author: Barbaralee Diamonstein, editor

Publisher: Whitney Library of Design

City: New York


Title: Adding-on

Author: Duo Dickinson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

City: New York


Title: Speaking Freely: Susana Torre

Author: Margaret Drimer

Publication: Residential Interiors

Date Published: September 01, 1979


Title: Between Dream and Memory

Author: Martin Filler

Publication: House and Garden

Date Published: January 01, 1982


Title: Collaboration: Artists and Architects at the New York Historical Society

Author: Martin Filler

Publication: Art in America

Date Published: May 01, 1981


Title: Harbingers: Ten Architects

Author: Martin Filler

Publication: Art in America

Notes: Summer edition


Title: Rooms for Improvement

Author: Martin Filler

Publication: Progressive Architecture

Date Published: December 01, 1978


Title: Playing with Plagiarism, Paraphases and Puns

Author: James Martson Fitch

Publication: Oculus

Date Published: May 01, 1981


Title: A Competition for a Gate

Author: Joanne Gaines, et. al.

Publication: The Harvard Architectural Review 5


Title: Diversity and New Directions

Author: Paul Goldberger

Publication: On the Rise

Publisher: Penguin Books


Title: Emerging Young Architects

Author: Paul Goldberger

Publication: The New York Times

Date Published: September 16, 1982


Title: Young Architects Display Recent Visionary Designs

Author: Paul Goldberger

Publication: The New York Times

Date Published: September 19, 1975


Title: Fire Station #5. Columbus Indiana

Author: Miriam Gusevich

Publication: Inland Architect

Notes: September/October edition


Title: Do New Family Concepts Call for a New Housing Type?

Author: Charles Hoyt

Publication: Architectural Record

Date Published: September 01, 1980


Title: New Interiors Catch the Spirit of the Older Buildings They Transform

Author: Charles Hoyt

Publication: Architectural Record

Date Published: May 01, 1980


Title: The Last Profession to be "Liberated" by Women

Author: Ada Louise Huxtable

Publication: The New York Times

Date Published: March 13, 1978


Title: The Office Book

Author: Judith Graf Klein

Publisher: Van Nostrand and Reinhold

City: New York


Title: Complexes: Architectural Sculpture in Nature

Author: Lucy Lippard

Publication: Art in America

Date Published: January 01, 1979


Title: Guide to U.S. Architecture

Author: Esther McCoy

Publisher: Arts + Architecture Press

City: Santa Monica


Title: Consolato per la d'Avorio a New York

Author: Gigliola Messina

Publication: L'Industria delle Construzioni


Title: Neotypes: Susana Torre, and For More Complexity

Author: David Morton

Publication: Progressive Architecture

Date Published: May 01, 1977


Title: Susana Torre: sus propuestas y proyectos

Author: Josep Muntanola Thornberg

Publication: Moda

City: Barcelona

Date Published: April 15, 1982


Title: Emerging Voices

Author: Richard Oliver

Publication: Skyline

Date Published: January 01, 1982


Title: Housing and Community Design for Changing Family Needs

Author: Mildred Schmertz

Publication: Architectural Record

Date Published: October 01, 1979


Title: Changing Housing as Families Change

Author: Suzanne Slesin

Publication: The New York Times

Date Published: March 01, 1988


Title: Pastorale

Author: Herbert L. Smith Jr.

Publication: Architectural Record

Date Published: March 30, 1988


Title: Two Interiors by Torre: An Office and a Restaurant

Author: Herbert L. Smith Jr.

Publication: Architectural Record

Date Published: August 01, 1982


Title: The Odd Couples

Author: Michael Sorkin

Publication: The Village Voice


Title: Women in Architecture-Breaking New Ground

Author: Suzanne Stephens

Publication: House and Garden

Date Published: March 01, 1981


Title: The Woman Behind the T-Square

Author: Suzanne Stephens

Publication: Progressive Architecture

Date Published: March 01, 1977


Title: American Architecture: After Modernism

Author: Robert Stern, editor

Publication: a + u

Date Published: March 01, 1982

Notes: Extra Edition


Title: Forty Under Forty

Author: Robert Stern

Publication: a + u

Date Published: January 01, 1977


Title: The Chicago Tapes

Author: Stanley Tigerman

Publisher: Rizzoli

City: New York


Title: Chicago Tribune Tower Competition/Late Entries

Author: Stanley Tigerman and Stuart Cohen, editors

Volume: Volume II

City: New York


Title: Una Donna, Una Casa

Author: Virginia Visoni

Publication: Amica

Date Published: October 01, 1978


Title: Architecture as Art

Author: Paula Weidiger

Publication: Mode Australia

Date Published: April 01, 1981

Notes: April/May edition


Title: Cityscape: Missed Connections

Author: Carter Weisman

Publication: New York

Date Published: April 16, 1981


Title: Built by Women: A Guide to Architecture in the New York Area

Author: Alliance of Women in Architecture

Publisher: Alliance of Women in Architecture

City: New York


Title: Consulate of the Ivory Coast

Author: unknown

Publication: a + u

Date Published: March 01, 1981


Title: Dictionary of International Biography

Author: unknown

City: London

Country: England (U.K.)


Title: La Casa Recisa

Author: unknown

Publication: Grand Bazaar

Date Published: April 01, 1984


Title: New Waves in American Architecture

Author: unknown

Publication: GA Houses


Title: The Prescence of the Past, First International Exhibition of Architecture

Author: unknown

Publisher: Edizioni La Biennale di Venezia

City: Venice


Title: Remodeled Carriage House

Author: unknown

Publication: Toshi Jukatu

Date Published: February 01, 1984


Title: Spazi illusori e sculpture imperrealiste

Author: unknown

Publication: Arredamento

Date Published: November 01, 1978