Alan Organschi

Principal at Gray Organschi Architecture
New Haven, CT
United States

Alan Organschi is a principal and partner at Gray Organschi Architecture, an award-winning architectural practice in New Haven, Connecticut recognized internationally for its integration of design, construction, and environmental research. He is also the founder of the fabrication workshop and construction management firm JIG Design Build which produced the Ecological Living Module, a fully self-sustaining micro house for the United Nations Environment Program. As a faculty member at the Yale School of Architecture, Mr. Organschi serves as Coordinator of the Jim Vlock First Year Building Project and a Senior Critic in Architectural Design and Building Technology. In a recent initiative, he will take on the directorship of the new Yale Building Project LAB, conducting advanced research in the contemporary building sector, its global environmental impacts, and its potential to mitigate climate change through the adoption of bio-based building assemblies. His current research project, the Timber City Initiative, is supported by the Hines Research Fund for Advanced Sustainability, the SITRA Fund for the Circular Economy, and the US Forest Service Innovation Grant Program and examines the application of emerging structural wood technologies to the construction of global cities. He has written and lectured extensively on the carbon sequestration benefits of biogenic material substitution in dense urban building and civil infrastructure and is co-author of the upcoming book The Carbon Guidebook: A Field Manual For Building Designers. In 2012, Mr. Organschi and his partner Elizabeth Gray were honored for their work with an Arts and Letters Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.