Philippe Baumann RA founded Baumann Architecture PLLC in 2000, an architectural design studio with interests ranging from competitions to urban infill to global urbanism. The studio has extensive experience building in the City of New York, projects include a steel-sheathed Courtyard House in Gowanus, a zero-energy brownstone in Brooklyn, and an acoustically isolated loft proximate to Flatbush avenue and its myriad subway lines. Philippe has been teaching architectural design in New York City since returning from a post-graduate stint in Berlin, and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor with CCE at Pratt Institute School of Architecture. He is a Founding Officer of SITREP.at, a New York City-based "Design Tank" dedicated to the study of Urbanity through architectural research and design, and founding board member of The Institute for Public Architecture, which promotes socially engaged architecture through urban research projects and a residency program for design practitioners. See baumann.nyc for further information.