The Michael Sorkin Studio has, for over thirty years, been devoted to both practical and theoretical projects at all scales with a special interest in the city and in green architecture. Recent projects including planning and design for a highly sustainable 5000-unit community in Penang, Malaysia, master planning for Hamburg, Viesselhoevede, Leipzig, and Schwerin, Germany, planning for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, campus planning at the University of Chicago and CCNY, studies of the Manhattan and Brooklyn waterfronts, housing and community design in Far Rockaway, Vienna, Miami, and Mangalore, urban design for the Zha Bei district of Shanghai and a seafront town on the Black Sea in Turkey. The Studio is the receipient of numerous awards.__
Michael Sorkin is Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New York. From 1993 to 2000 he was Professor and Director of the Institute for Urbanism at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Sorkin's long academic career has also included professorships at Cooper Union, Harvard, Yale (holder of the Davenport and Bishop chairs), Cornell (Gensler Chari) Columbia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois. Michigan (Saarinen Chair), Nebraska (Hyde Chair). Sorkin lectures widely and is the author of several hundred articles on architectural and urban subjects. For ten years he was the architectural critic of the Village Voice and is currently contributing editor for Architectural Record. His books include Variations on a Theme Park, Exquisite Corpse, Giving Ground (edited with Joan Copjec), Wiggle, Local Code, Some Assembly Required, The Next Jerusalem, After the World Trade Center (edited with Sharon Zukin), Starting from Zero, Against the Wall, and Indefensible Space. Forthcoming are Twenty Minutes in Manhattan, Eutopia, All Over the Map, and Project New Orleans. Sorkin is also President of Terreform, a non-profit engaged in urban research and advocacy and President of The Institute for Urban Design.