Meet Architecture Faculty Tenured in 2022

Two GSAPP professors joined Columbia's tenured faculty in 2022. Tenure is a distinction that recognizes scholarly excellence, demonstrated capacity for imaginative, original work, and great promise for continued contributions at the leading edge of the disciplines.

Andrés Jaque is an architect who explores the relationship between built works and their climatic, ecological, and socio-political environments in his practice and design, as well as in research and scholarship. Professor Jaque’s work pays particular attention to architecture’s relational and political dimension, as intrinsically connected to its materiality. He also explores how architecture facilitates trans-species interaction and alliances. Professor Jaque is the winner of the Silver Lion for Research at the 2014 Venice Biennale, and the 2016 Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts. He is the author of noted architectural projects including the Reggio School in Madrid (2020) and the Ocean Space for Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art in Venice (2018). He is known for installations and performances at the interface between architecture and conceptual art: most notably Superpowers of Ten, IKEA Disobedients (acquired by MoMA) and Phantom (acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago). His books include “Superpowers of Scale” and “Transmaterial”.

Professor Jaque earned his BS (1994), MA (1998), and PhD (2016) from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM / UPM. He is the founder and CEO of an architectural firm, Office for Political Innovation, which has been active in Madrid and New York since 2001. Professor Jaque taught as an Associate Professor of architecture at his alma mater, the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, from 2001-2013. He was a Visiting Professor in the School of Architecture at Princeton from 2014-2018 and he was appointed to his professorial position at Columbia in 2018, and has served as director of Advanced Architectural Design.

Dean Andrés Jaque's Faculty Profile


Tom Slater is an influential Urban Studies scholar who focuses on urban geography, urban planning, and urban sociology. Trained in human geography, and working in the style of institutional political economy, he takes an interdisciplinary and community-engaged approach to studying urban inequality. His work is rooted in the pursuit of urban social justice, and his research interests are in gentrification and displacement, urban marginality, territorial stigmatization, critical urban theory, and housing justice movements. He is the author of five books (most recently, Shaking Up The City: Ignorance, Inequality and the Urban Question, University of California Press, 2021) and over 75 scholarly articles.  His work has been translated into nine languages, and he has held professorial fellowships at the University of Trento, Italy; the University of Cape Town, South Africa; and the University of Chile-Santiago. He sits on numerous editorial boards and is a former editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs and The Sociological Review.

Professor Slater obtained his BA (Honours) in Geography from the University of London in 1998.  His graduate studies were at King’s College London, where he earned his MPhil in Geography in 2000 followed by a PhD in Geography in 2003.  Appointed to a Lectureship in Urban Studies at the University of Bristol in 2003, he moved to the University of Edinburgh in 2008 where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Human Geography in 2010, Reader in Urban Geography in 2013, and to Professor in 2020.

Tom Slater's Faculty Profile