Mark Wasiuta

Adjunct Assistant Professsor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Columbia University

Mark Wasiuta is faculty at Columbia University's GSAPP and director of exhibitions for the school. Wasiuta was trained as an architect and has broad experience as a designer in professional offices and with individually directed design and research projects. With Marcos Sánchez, he formed a partnership called IHA, the International House of Architecture. This collaboration has been primarily invested in defining new forms of architectural research, design, and practice through a series of archival explorations. One recent project called "Inversion Layer" examined the archives of the Air Quality Management Division in Los Angeles, with the goal of furnishing data that would allow for the reproduction of historical smog. House Arrest, a project developed with the support of the Graham Foundation, examined the complex intersection between police surveillance, green technologies, suburban architecture, and energy privacy in the San Fernando Valley.