Master of Architecture | Columbia University | New York, NY
Master of Science in Urban Planning | Columbia University | New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Art: Architecture and Urbanism | Smith College | Northampton, MA
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation | New York, NY | 2016 - present | Assistant Professor
Barnard College, Barnard & Columbia Colleges Architecture Department | New York, NY | 2013 - 2016 | Term Assistant Professor
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation | New York, NY | 2012 - 2013 | Adjunct Assistant Professor
Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University | NYC | 2009 - 2013 | Adjunct Associate Research Scholar
Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, New York University | New York, NY | 2010 - 2012 | Research Scientist & Adjunct Instructor
Office:MG | New York, NY | 2015 - 2016 | CEO & Co-founding Partner
Special Project Office | New York, NY | 2013 - 2014 | Principal, Director of Research
PRE-Office | New York, NY | 2008 - 2012 | Co-founding Partner
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
(authored, edited, and featured)
Baics, G and L Meisterlin. "Zoning before Zoning: Land Use and Density in Midnineteenth-Century New York." Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Online May 2016.
Meisterlin, L., et al. "Forensic Methodology." ARPA Journal 3 Performance. 2015.
Meisterlin, L, et al. "Symposium: The Intersection between Urban Health and Architecture." in Sample, Hilary, Ed.. Questions Concerning Health: Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg. New York: GSAPP Books, 2015.
Meisterlin, L and G Baics. "Old Maps, New Tricks: Digital Archaeology in the 19th-Century City." Urban Omnibus. June 2015.
Meisterlin, L. "Antipublic Urbanism: Las Vegas and the Downtown Project." Avery Review. November 2014 (3).
Meisterlin, L. "The City is Not a Lab." ARPA Journal 1 Test Subjects. 2014.
Guilamo-Ramos, V., Padilla, M., Meisterlin, L., McCarthy, K., Lotz, K. "Tourism ecologies, alcohol venues, and HIV: Mapping spatial risk." in Cadena, Cirilo H. Garcia, et al, Eds. Recent Hispanic Psychological Research on Feeding Behavior and HIV Patients. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers, 2014. [book chapter reprint of 2012 paper of the same name.]
Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccarda, J., McCarthy, K., Quinones, Z., Lushina, V., Skinner-Day, M., Padilla, M., Meisterlin, L., "Taxonomy of Caribbean tourism alcohol venues: Implications for HIV transmission." Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2013, 32(1-2): 238-243.
Meisterlin, L Ed. Comments on Foreclosed. New York: The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, 2013.
Guilamo-Ramos, V., Padilla, M., Meisterlin, L., McCarthy, K., Lotz, K. "Tourism ecologies, alcohol venues, and HIV: Mapping spatial risk." International Journal of Hispanic Psychology, 2012, 5(2).
Meisterlin, L. "Foreclosed." Metropolis Magazine: Point of View. 15 March 2012.
Martin, R, L Meisterlin, and A Kenoff. The Buell Hypothesis: Rehousing the American Dream. New York: The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, 2011.
Browning, G Ed. The Studio-X New York Guide to Liberating New Forms of Conversation. New York: The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, 2010. [features Rapid Response: Spontaneous Architecture and other projects by or with L Meisterlin]
Kottas, D. Contemporary Digital Architecture: Design and Techniques Barcelona: Links, 2010.
Hurley, A. "New Practice, Un-Practice." Architect. February 2010: cover, 44-49. [features L Meisterlin with PRE-Office]
Holl, S. Urbanisms: Working with Doubt. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009. [maps contributed]
The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. Public Housing: A New Conversation. New York: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2009.
Davis, A and L Meisterlin. "Upset Ethics." Crisis, Urban China Bootlegged by C-Lab for Volume. February 2009.
Varnelis, K. Ed. The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles. Barcelona and New York: ACTAR, 2008. [Maps by L Meisterlin]
Davis, A and L Meisterlin. "Upset Ethics." Urban China. September 2008.
Varnelis, K and L Meisterlin. "The Invisible City: Design in the Age of Intelligent Maps." Adobe Think Tank. July 2008.
Meisterlin, L and C Newman. "New New Orleans vN.x: An attempt at Rational Planning." The Question of New Orleans. Ed. Columbia University GSAPP. New York: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2006. 22-23.
SELECTED WORK in EXHIBITION
Density & Connectivity: Land Use in Midnineteenth-Century New York at the McCagg Gallery, Barnard College, New York, 2017.
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream at the Museum of Modern Art. New York, 2012.
194X-9/11: American Architects and the City at the Museum of Modern Art. New York, 2011-2012.
Currid, Elizabeth and Sarah Williams. "Geography of Buzz" at Studio-X: New York, 2009. [contributor]
Design and the Elastic Mind at the Museum of Modern Art. New York, 2008. [contributor to SIDL]
"Urban China" at the New Museum. New York, 2008. [featured Crisis, with Aaron Davis]
"Architecture and Justice" at the Architectural League. New York, 2006. [with the Spatial Information Design Lab]
"New Orleans Now." New Orleans, LA, 2006. [with Clare Newman]
SELECTED TALKS & PANELS
"Data in Context: Lessons from Urban Space" keynote address at Humanizing Data: Data, Humanities, and the City, New York University, NYC, April 2017 [with G Baics].
"Adventures in Spatiotemporal Context" at GeoNYC No One Ever Said Mapping Time is Easy, NYC, February 2017.
"Geographies of Difference" at the School of Visual Arts, NYC, December 2016.
"Cher: a Review" at the Danish Architecture Center, Copenhagen, DK, November 2016.
"Digital Urbanisms & Data In Practice" at the Architectural League of New York's Annual Student Program, NYC, September 2016.
"Data Practices & Welcome Uncertainty" at the AIA Center for Architecture, NYC, September 2016.
"Cher: Whose Line Is It Anyway?" at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Copenhagen, DK, June 2016.
"In/On Construction: Leslie Hewitt & Leah Meisterlin in Conversation" at the SculptureCenter, NYC, June 2016.
The Sharing Movement at The Met Breuer, NYC, June 2016.
"Asymmetric Labors: The Economy of Architecture in Theory and Practice" The Architecture Lobby book launch panel discussion at New Zealand Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale vernissage, Venice, IT, May 2016. [discussant]
"Critical Visualization: Datascapes & the Informal City, 2013-2015" at Teaching through Technology: Faculty Reflections, Barnard College, NYC, 2016.
"Alternative and Pluralistic Mappings of the City" at Reading the City 2, London School of Economics, London GB, 2016.
"Practice, n." at Urban Planning Pecha Kucha, Columbia GSAPP, NYC, 2016.
"Connecting Communities: Transportation Innovation and Social Justice in Developing Cities" at Columbia University DeltaGDP (Growth & Development Project), NYC, 2015. [panelist]
"The Human Face of Big Data" at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC, 2015. [respondent, panelist]
"A Few Notes on an Important Occasion" at GIS Day, Barnard College Empirical Reasoning Center, NYC, 2015.
"Locating the Hinterland: Operative Spaces of Extraction and Agency" at Armatures of Practice: Politics of Action, Storefront for Art & Architecture, NYC, 2015.
"Zoning Before Zoning: Land Use and Density in Midnineteenth-Century New York" at 40th Annual Meeting of the Social Sciences History Association, Baltimore MD, 2015. [with Gergely Baics]
"Evidence: Experienced, Witnessed, Testified, Shared" at After Belonging & the Spaces of a Life in Transit, Storefront for Art & Architecture, NYC, 2015.
"Challenging the City and its Data" at Reading the City: Multilingualism, Multiculturalism, and Urban Landscapes, Columbia University Language Resource Center, NYC, 2015.
"Forensic Methodology" at Columbia GSAPP, NYC, 2015. [respondent, moderator]
"Urban Operative | Operative Planning" at the Future of Planning Forum, Columbia GSAPP, NYC, 2015.
"Re-envisioning Branch Libraries: One Networked System" at the New School for the Architectural League of New York, NYC, 2015. [with Karen Fairbanks and James Lima]
"Re-envisioning Branch Libraries: One Networked System" at Japan Society for the Center for an Urban Future, NYC, 2014. [with Karen Fairbanks and James Lima]
"Everyone an Expert: Andres Jacque Remix" at Cabaret Series: Ventriloquism (an evening with the Avery Review & ARPA Journal) at Storefront for Art & Architecture, NYC, 2014.
"Zoning Before Zoning: Land Use, Density, & the Grid in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New York City" at Barnard College, NYC, 2014. [with Gergely Baics]
"Kiosk: Copyright, Design, and Digital Culture [panel discussion]" at Columbia GSAPP, NYC, 2014. [with Kazys Varnelis, Astra Taylor, and Andrew Blum]
"The Map as an Organizational Device; The Map as Infrastructure." at Hungry City Workshop, NYC, 2014.
"Making Sense of GDELT: Aleppo" at Making Sense of Syria, NYC, 2014.
"Zoning Before Zoning" at Raising the Bar, NYC, 2014. [with Gergely Baics]
"Beyond Big Data, Smart Phones, & Social Media: Notes on Advocacy from the Other Side of the Digital Divide" at Columbia GSAPP Lectures on Planning Series, NYC, 2013.
"The Subjective Map: Decision Support & Critical Advocacy" at the Ford Foundation's Change By Design: Telling Meaningful Stories through Data Conference, NYC, 2012.
"GROW[ing] Up: SLOW[ing] Down" at the 2011 AIA Georgia Design Conference, Athens, GA, 2011. [with Aaron Davis]
"Entrepreneurial Architecture in Five Easy Steps" at the Forum for Urban Design, NYC, 2010. [with Zachary Colbert]
"PRE-Office: Conversations with Architects" at Studio-X: New York, NYC, 2009.