Georgeen Theodore

Contact Info

Title: Director, MIP Program; Professor
Office: Weston Hall, Room 567
Phone: 973-596-3095
Dept: School of Architecture

About Me

Georgeen Theodore is an architect, urban designer, and Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and Design, where she is the Director of the Master of Infrastructure Planning program. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where she graduated with distinction. Theodore is founding partner and principal of Interboro, a New York City-based architecture and planning research office. Since its founding in 2002, Interboro has worked with a variety of public, private, and not-for-profit clients, and has accumulated many awards for its innovative projects, including the Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award (2013), the Museum of Modern Art PS1’s Young Architects Program (2011), the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award (2011) and Young Architects Award (2005), and the AIA New York Chapter’s New Practices Award (2006). In addition to New Jersey Institute of Technology, Theodore has taught at the Bauhaus Kolleg in Dessau, Lawrence Technical University, University of Pennsylvania, and Ohio State University, where she was awarded the 2011-12 Herbert Baumer Visiting Studio Professorship. In 2013, Theodore was invited to lead the University of Michigan’s Networks Studio Expertise Workshop.

Theodore has been recognized as having a significant voice in the field: in 2008, she and her partners were invited to co-curate the American contribution to the 2009 Rotterdam Architecture Biennale. Also in 2008, she was honored to have been selected as a juror of the 53rd Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, one of the most prestigious and oldest awards for architecture and urban design in the United States. In 2010, her practice won the Museum of Modern Art’s P.S.1 Young Architect’s Program with the project “Holding Pattern.” In 2013, Interboro was one of ten teams selected in an international competition to participate in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rebuild by Design Competition. In 2014, Interboro was chosen as one of the competition winners, with HUD allocating $125 million to implement the team’s proposal.

Theodore’s working methodology, tested both in research and practice, stresses the relationship between strategic planning and local development. Theodore has experience in sustainable urbanization, regional planning, transportation planning, masterplanning, urban design, participatory planning and design, and equitable development.