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Stan Allen is an American architect, theorist and former dean of Princeton University's School of Architecture. He received a B.A. from Brown University, a B.Arch. from Cooper Union and an M.Arch. from Princeton University. He has worked in the offices of Richard Meier and Rafael Moneo, and was formerly the director, with landscape architect James Corner, of Field Operations. His practice, Stan Allen Architect, is based in Brooklyn.
Responding to the complexity of the modern city, Allen has developed an extensive catalogue of urbanistic strategies, in particular looking at field theory, landscape architecture and ecology as models to revitalize the practices of urban design. His urban projects have been published in Points and Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City (1999) and his theoretical essays in Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation, published in 2000 by G+B Arts in their Critical Voices series. He lectures and publishes extensively, both in the U.S. and abroad, and participates in numerous international design conferences and symposia.
In addition to design awards and competition prizes, Allen has been awarded Fellowships in Architecture from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, a Design Arts Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Graham Foundation Grant, and a President's Citation from the Cooper Union in 2002.
Prior to his move to Princeton in 2002, Allen directed the AAD (Advanced Architectural Design) Program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
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