M.Arch, Princeton University; B.Arch, University of Southern California
Leen Katrib (She/Her) joins the School of Architecture at Syracuse University as the Harry der Boghosian Fellow. During the 2021-2022 school year, she will teach an architecture studio and two professional electives focusing on her research project, “Decolonizing Architecture’s Debris.”
Katrib’s work draws upon multiple fields that range from anthropology to archaeology and preservation to investigate the afterlife of architecture’s debris and its decisive role in historical erasures and knowledge production commonly affecting marginalized communities.
Her research has been funded by the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, the Howard Crosby Butler Travel Fellowship, the George H. Mayr Travel Fellowship, and the William and Neoma Timme Travel Fellowship. Her work has been published in Future Anterior, Pidgin, Room One Thousand, and Bracket, and has been exhibited at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Van Der Plas Gallery in New York, and the A+D Museum in Los Angeles.
Katrib holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University, where she was editor of the architectural journal Pidgin and was an Assistant Instructor for graduate and undergraduate courses. She also holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from the University of Southern California, where she was designated a Global and Discovery Scholar and was awarded the A. Quincy Jones Memorial Scholarship for Exceptional Promise in Architecture and the Robert Allen Rogaff Memorial Award for Excellence in Delineation. At USC, she was a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate seminars and studios.
Prior to joining the School of Architecture, Katrib practiced at Marvel, LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis), McEwen Studio, Peter Marino Architect, and OMA in New York City. Outside of practice, she has completed independent research in France, China, and Jordan.