2021-10-27 Stan Allen
From Daniel Dugan
Stan Allen holds degrees from Brown University, The Cooper Union and Princeton. In 1991, after working for Richard Meier in New York and Rafael Moneo in Madrid, he established an independent architectural practice. Since that time he has pursued parallel careers as architect, educator and writer. He has taught at Harvard, Columbia and Princeton, and from 2002 – 2012 served as Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton.
After stepping down from the Princeton Deanship he relocated to a new studio in the Hudson River Valley. Current design work is focused on projects for artist clients and a more direct engagement with the natural landscape. This means a smaller office, and a more handâ€™s on way of working: both in the studio and on site. This recent work builds on his longstanding engagement with landscape and ecology; it offers an alternative way of understanding the relationship between architecture and landscape, now through the lens of the American vernacular and a sense of local history.