Nandini Bagchee

Assistant Professor


Spitzer School of Architecture





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Nandini Bagchee

Educational Credentials

  • S.M.Arch.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
  • B.Arch., Cooper Union, 1993

Teachiing Experience

  • Associate Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2017-Present
  • Assistant Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2010-2017
  • Adjunct Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2006-2010
  • Adjunct Professor, Parsons School of Design, 2006-2007
  • Adjunct Professor, New York Institute of Technology, 2002-2007

Professional Experience

  • Principal, Bagchee Architects, 2005-present
  • Project Designer, David Hotson Architect, 2000-2002
  • Junior Designer, Diane Lewis Architect, 1996-1998
  • Junior Designer, Thorsen and Linard Architect, 1993-1996


Architecture License, New York State, 2004

Selected Publications and Recent Research

  • Book authored, Counter Institution: Activist Estates of the Lower East Side. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018.
  • Peer reviewed article, “Building for Peace in New York City” Journal of Architectural Education 69:1, March 2015.
  • Book Review of Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field by Swati Chattopadhyay, Buildings & Landscapes 21:1, Spring 2014.
  • Invited Guest Article, “Public Interior: The (Un) Real estate of ABC No Rio,” Parsons Works 7 AAS Interior Design, June 2014.
  • “Sock Farm,” Proposal for energy harvesting structure for Fresh Kill landfill site published in book, Regenerative Infrastructures: Freshkills Park NYC, Land Art Generator Initiative, Prestel, UK, 2013.
  • “Barn Raising,” House designed in Amagansett, NY, was featured on the cover of New York Times Style Magazine, May 6, 2012. Article by Alix Browne p. 68-77.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
  • College Art Association
  • Society for American City and Regional Planning History