is an American architect
, theorist and dean
of the at Princeton University
. He received a B.A.
from Brown University
, a B.Arch. from the Cooper Union
and an M.Arch. from Princeton University
and has worked in the offices of Richard Meier
and Rafael Moneo
. He was formerly the director, with landscape architect James Corner
, of Field Operations. His practice, , 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
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
(New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999) and his theoretical essays in Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation
, published in 2000 by G+B Arts
in their Critical Voices series. A revised edition of this book was published in 2009 by Routledge
. 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
Prior to his move to... Read More