Professor Noah B. Chasin was awarded the Faculty Mentoring Award in June 2022 for his outstanding work with M.A. students at ISHR and the Urban Design program at GSAPP.
The Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes senior faculty who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to faculty mentoring through their work with tenure-track and mid-career faculty in developing their careers. Exceptional mentoring can include offering advice, feedback and guidance on research activities, coaching on work-life balance issues, providing professional opportunities for mentees, and/or assisting in development of teaching skills. The Faculty Mentoring Award honors the outstanding mentoring legacy of Columbia Business School Professor Katherine W. Phillips
Noah B. Chasin is Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture in the Urban Design program at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and is affiliated faculty at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia. He received a PhD in Architectural and Urban History from the CUNY Graduate Center and is a historian, critic, and theorist with a specific emphasis on the relationship between urbanism and human rights. His research centers on zones of urban conflict with a specific focus on the exacerbating effects of the climate crisis. Professor Chasin has taught at Bard; Cornell; Barnard; Rhode Island School of Design; and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons, The New School. His critical writing has appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, ArtForum, and the Journal of Architectural Education, among many others. He was formerly the architecture critic for Time Out New York and was featured in the urban design documentary Urbanized, directed by Gary Hustwit. His essay on the architecture and urbanism of Theaster Gates will appear in a forthcoming monograph on Gates.