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Jesse McCormick

Visiting Lecturer in Architecture

Jesse McCormick is an architect, researcher and instructor whose work is centered on the intersection of land, policy and architecture. He is the current director of the Dispossession Lab at City College of New York where he was awarded the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Research Fellowship for his project: ‘Speculative / Unspeculative, Land Banks in New York State’ which documented land stewardship and land transfer as a result of foreclosure policy in New York State. He is a core organizer of the Central Harlem Community Land Trust Initiative. He has exhibited work at the Oslo Architecture Triennale, the Istanbul Design Biennale, The Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Storefront for Art and Architecture among others. His design work has been featured and garnered awards in Dwell, the Architect’s Newspaper, Design NYC, Dezeen and Arch Daily, and he was a member of the design team for the runner up entry to the 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Pavilion. His writing has been published in Room One Thousand, Columbia University Press, and Mas Matbaa and he has forthcoming work to be published in Urban Omnibus and Platform.  Previously teaching appointments include Columbia University, Syracuse University, Vassar College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received an M.Arch from Columbia University where he was awarded a William Kinee Fellowship and the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Award for outstanding graduate work.