Susanne Schindler
Curriculum vitae

Architect and writer focused on the intersection of policy and design in housing.


since January 2015
PhD student with Prof. Ursprung in the SNF-funded research project "Mass housing in the welfare states and planned economies of the 1960s and 1970s."

since June 2013
Lead researcher for the project "House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate" at the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University, New York

since 2012
Adjunct faculty at Parsons The New School for Design and Columbia University GSAPP, New York

since 2009
Founding coeditor of Candide; regular contributor to Bauwelt, Urban Omnibus, Werk, Bauen + Wohnen.

2008–2010
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (assistant professor) at the chair for architecture theory at RWTH Aachen University; conception and launch of the peer-reviewed Candide. Journal for Architectural Knowledge

2004–2007
Practicing architect in Boston

2001–2003
Editor of ARCH+, Berlin

1994–2000
Architecture student at the University of the Arts Berlin

1992–1994
Practicing architect in New York and Zürich

1988–1992
Undergraduate studies in history at Columbia University, New York

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Publicactions

Books (edited and/or authored)

Reinold Martin, Jacob Moore, Susanne Schindler, eds, Report on the History of Architecture and Real Estate, Buell Center/Columbia University (forthcoming)

William R. Morrish, Susanne Schindler, Katie Swenson. Growing Urban Habitats. Seeking a New Housing Development Model. William Stout Publishers, San Francisco 2009.

Susanne Schindler, ed. Inszenierte Moderne. Zur Architektur von Fritz Bornemann, Jovis Verlag, Berlin 2003.


Essays in peer-reviewed books (selection)

"Hughes House: Supportive housing rebuilds the city,"
"Melrose Commons and Via Verde: Conflicts of community and capital,”
"Twin Parks: An experiment in scattered-site urban renewal" (with Yonah Freemark),
in: Nicholas Bloom and Matthew Lasner (eds.), Affordable Housing in New York: Triumph, Challenge, and Opportunity. Princeton University Press (forthcoming)
“Co-op City and Twin Parks: Two 1970s Models of Middle-Class Living in the Bronx"
(with Juliette Spertus) in: Gaia Caramellino and Federico Zanfi, eds., Middle-Class Housing in Perspective. Bern: Peter Lang (forthcoming).

Essays in journals (selection)

"Housing Beyond the Market: Transatlantic Precedents," Urban Omnibus, Dezember 2014.
"Sugar Hill," Bauwelt 44/2014.
“Housing and the Cooperative Commonwealth: Can limited-equity coops relieve the affordable housing crisis?" Places, October 2014.
"Kalkbreite," Bauwelt 39/2014.
"Architecture versus Housing: The Case of Sugar Hill," Urban Omnibus, September 3, 2014,
“Für jeden einen Happen vom Big Apple,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, August 11, 2014.
"The Landscape of Housing: Twin Parks Northwest 40 Years On" (w Juliette Spertus), Urban Omnibus, November 6, 2013.
"The Crisis of Large-scale Housing Production in the mid-1970s" (Editorial, w Anne Kockelkorn), Candide. Journal for Architectural Knowledge no 7 (October 2013).
"Affordable by Design". Domus 962, October 2012.
"A few days in the Bronx: From Co-op City to Twin Parks" (with Juliette Spertus),
Urban Omnibus, July 25, 2012.
“Was heisst: affordable?” [What is affordable housing?]. Bauwelt 10/2012.