Louise Harpman is the founder and principal of Louise Harpman__PROJECTS whose work includes architectural design, design research, and urban design. She is the director of the zeroMicro™ applied research consortium, focusing on net zero energy buildings and micro-dwellings. Before founding PROJECTS, Louise was, for 20 years, a principal in the architecture and design firm Specht Harpman. Her firm’s website is www.louiseharpman.com.
Since 1994, Louise has always maintained a commitment to teaching as well as practice. She is an Associate Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and Sustainability at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and is a co-founder of Global Design NYU, which advances design innovation and environmentalism. She is an associated faculty member of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the Department of Environmental Studies. She taught previously at the Yale School of Architecture, the University of Pennsylvania GSAAP, and the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she was Associate Dean. Her most recent book is Global Design (Prestel, 2013).