Tuesday, November 26, 2013 6:30pm
Françoise Bollack, AIA, is a registered architect with over 30 years of experience in architectural design, preservation and adaptive reuse. Born in Paris, France, Ms. Bollack was educated at the Ecole Spéciale d' Architecture in Paris and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1982 she founded Françoise Bollack Architects in New York City to provide high quality architectural services to private and institutional clients with socially meaningful programs.
She has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University since 1985, participating in the spring studio and teaching “Design Principles for Preservation” then directing the expanded Fall studio 1 "Understanding and Documenting Historic Architecture". In 2009 she began teaching “Old Buildings – New Forms, based on her ongoing examination of cutting edge designs of additions to old buildings world-wide. This research has been undertaken with a 2008 research and development grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Ms. Bollack’s recent design projects include significant interventions in major architecturally and culturally significant public buildings such as the New York State Capitol Building in Albany, the Chesterwood Museum in Stockbridge Massachusetts, and the Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center in New York City. These projects explore the relationship between historic architecture and new interventions with a rich repertoire of inventive solutions. Her firm’s projects have won awards from the Municipal Art Society, American Institute of Architects, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, New York Landmarks Preservation Commission, New York Landmarks Conservancy, and the Victorian Society in America.
Francoise Bollack serves on the Board of Directors of the Historic Districts Council and Landmark West! And has served as director on the Board of the Architectural League of New York and the New York State American Institute of Architects. She is a co-founder of the Women in Architecture Committee of the AIA.