Georgeen Theodore is an architect, urban designer, and associate professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology's College of Architecture and Design, where she is the director of the Infrastructure Planning program. Theodore is founding partner and principal of Interboro Partners, a New York City-based architecture and planning research office.
Since its founding in 2002, Interboro has worked with a variety of public, private, and not-for-profit clients, and has accumulated many awards for its innovative projects, including the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program (2011), the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices Award (2011) and Young Architects Award (2005), and the AIA New York Chapter's New Practices Award (2006).
In addition to New Jersey Institute of Technology, Theodore has taught at University of Pennsylvania, the Bauhaus Kolleg in Dessau (Germany), and The Ohio State University, where she was awarded the 2011-12 Herbert Baumer Visiting Studio Professorship. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, where she graduated with distinction.
Coral Courts Lecture
The Coral Courts Lecture highlights outstanding architecture practitioners from across the United States and abroad. The lecture is named in honor of the Coral Courts Motel, a now-demolished Streamlined Moderne motor court formerly located in St. Louis along Route 66. Past Coral Courts Lecturers have included Ricardo Legoretta, Rafael Vitoly, Marlon Blackwell, Rick Joy, Billie Tsien, Julie Snow, Carlos Jimenez, Wendell Burnette, J. Meejin Yoon, Jeanne Gang, Francis Kéré, Gregg Pasquarelli, Brigitte Shim, and Tatiana Bilbao.