Richard Gluckman Visiting Critic (NYC)
William MacDonald is a full time professor and former Chair of the Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Program at Pratt. He is the director of KOL/MAC LLC, Architecture + Design co-founded with Sulan Kolatan. He holds a MS in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University and a Barch from Syracuse University. He attended the Architectural Association in London, taught at the GSAPP at Columbia University from 1985-2005 holding various director and coordinator positions in the graduate program. In 1984, he was appointed acting chair of undergraduate architecture at the University of Virginia.
William MacDonald lives and works in New York. He has taught at many of the prominent schools of architecture as a distinguished Visiting Professor or Visiting Chair, among them, the University of Pennsylvania, Southern California Institute for Architecture, the University of Virginia, the Ohio State University, City College City University of New York, University of California, Berkley and Pratt Institute.
His collaborative work with Sulan Kolatan has received numerous academic and professional honors and awards, including the “40 under 40” award, Progressive Architecture awards and AIA design awards. In 2004, KOL/MAC was honored to represent the United States in the US national pavilion at the International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. KOL/MAC LLC is exhibited and published worldwide, notably, at MoMA New York, USA; the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Museum New York, USA; the Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, France; the Barbican Art Gallery London, UK; the Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, Germany; the Mori Contemporary Art Museum Tokyo, Japan and others.