Petia Morozov is an architect, writer, educator, researcher and urban explorer. She has been practicing across such diverse fields as ecology, urban design and systems theory for 20 years, advancing the potential of each project by building strategies for implementation. Before founding MADLAB, she trained for many years with Kiss + Cathcart Architects and Pentagram in New York City, working on technologically innovative projects in the US, Europe and Asia, including Ijsselstein Solar rowhouses, New Museum of Contemporary Art expansion (1997) and PV Product Research for NYSERDA (9 MB). Her work in collaboration has been exhibited at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (1999) and Building Museum(2003), and her writing has been featured in various publications, including Architectural Design, Yale Constructs, Journal of Architectural Education, Wiley Press, Performance Art and a number of ACSA proceedings.
She has taught architecture, urban design, industrial design and architectural history at a number of schools, including Columbia’s GSAPP, Syracuse University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and NJIT. In fall 2009, she taught a COLLAB studio at Parsons to design and build a travelling exhibit to activate new practices across fishing, scientific, regulatory and consumer communities. She has been awarded research grants from Graham Foundation, LEF Foundation and Boston Society of Architects, and her work is widely published. She has lectured at Columbia, Yale, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Parsons, University of British Columbia, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, College for Creative Studies, and University of Colorado.
She is also an active member of SPURSE, an artist collective specializing in alternative models of knowledge production and community building for cultural and non-profit organizations.