Andrew Kranis, M.Arch.



Fellow of the American Academy in Rome

M.Arch, Columbia University GSAPP, LEED A.P.

B.A. English & Japanese Literature, Duke University


Andrew has been with Pantheon Institute since: 2009

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize Fellow, American Academy in Rome
Context Foundation Fellowship for Sustainable Travel Rome (Project
Grantee, “Green Piazza”)
Contributor and panelist, numerous international exhibitions,
publications and conferences on architecture and the built environment


GreenBuild USA: LEED Accredited Professional

Publications and Presentations

  • Grand Tour del Terzo Millennio Universita di Tor Vergata, Rome
    (“Agri-Metro at Gazometro”) 2010 & 12
  • Green City Italia: “Working with Nature”, Fiera di Roma (conference
    paper in publication) 2010 &12
  • City Secrets Rome, first revised printing (contributor), Fang Duff
    Kahn Publishers, New York 2011
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  • The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century by D. Despommier, St. Martin’s Press (featured project: “Farming in the Z-Axis”, Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn) Oct 2010
  • Green City: Toward the Cities of the Future, fieradimilanocity, Milano (workshop respondent) 2010
  • Premio terna per l’arte contemporanea_01 Silviano Ed. SpA Rome (competition winner – catalogue) Nov 2008
  • Eco-Gowanus: Urban Remediation by Design by R. Plunz and P. Culligan, editors, Columbia UP Aug 2007
  • Popular Science “Vertical Farmer” by Amy Feldman, New York NY July 2007
  • BPM – Music.Tech.Nightlife.Style “03001AD Radical Vert Farming” by N. Vadnai, #56 New York Sept 2004
  • ABSTRACT 03.04; 02.03; 01.02 Columbia University GSAPP New York NY 2002 – 2004

Honors, Exhibitions and Broadcasts

  • Tiny Biennale, Temple University Rome (group exhibition of painting,
    architecture and sculpture) 2013
  • Green City Italia: “Working with Nature”, Fiera di Roma (group
    exhibition on green building) 2010 & 12
  • “Rome Food Movie” the American Academy in Rome (filmed interview,
    independent documentary) 2011
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  • F.A.R.: Foreign Architects Rome Temple of Hadrian, Rome (exhibition for Festa dell’Architettura) 2010
  • “Trashopolis” History Channel Documentary Rome (filmed interview, international broadcast) 2010
  • “Vivere l’architettura (E5.11 Roma: Mito dell’immaginario)” TV Roma Uno (filmed interview for Italian television broadcast) 2010
  • Context Foundation Fellowship for Sustainable Travel Rome (Project Grantee, “Green Piazza”) 2010
  • Premio terna per l’arte contemporanea Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (finalist exhibition) 2008
  • Gallery of the American Academy in Rome “Champagne Yardbird Firebird” (multidisciplinary exhib.) 2008
  • Minima Gallery Philadelphia PA “Design Philadelphia: A Clean Break” (green urbanism exhibition) 2008
  • Steelcase Gallery New York NY “Eco-Gowanus” (Columbia architecture urban ecology exhibition) 2005


Courses Taught at the Pantheon Institute

SADP300  Imaging Rome / Introduction to Digital Photography


Previous Teaching Positions

Temple University Rome Rome, Italy 2013 – present

Adjunct Professor, upper level undergraduate Architecture / Urban Design studio

Iowa State University College of Design Rome Center Rome, Italy 2012 – present

Lecturer, College of Design, upper level undergraduate Interior Design studio

University of Arkansas Rome Center Rome, Italy 2012 – present

Adjunct Professor, upper level undergraduate Architecture / Urban Design studio

Adjunct Professor, “Advanced Digital Representation: Digital Photography”

Pennsylvania State University / Pantheon Institute Rome, Italy 2009 – present

Adjunct Professor, graduate and undergraduate Architecture and
Landscape Arch. studio

Adjunct Professor, “Capturing Rome: Digital Photography”

Context Travel Rome, Italy 2009 – present

Docent, Rome walking seminars for intellectually curious travelers:
“Evening Passeggiata”,

“Architecture of Rome”, “Cutting Edge Architecture & Contemporary Rome”

Andrew Kranis is active as a critic and lecturer in the undergraduate
and graduate Architecture,

Design and Fine Arts studios in Rome: 2009 – present

Yale School of Arch.; Rhode Island School of Design; Tulane University School of

Arch.; University of Minnesota School of Arch.; LSU Landscape Arch.

Ashtanga & Iyengar Yoga, private and group lesson instruction, New
York and Rome 2007 – present

Research Interests

Ecology, Public Space and Architecture; Designing within Culturally

Sensitive Sites; Landscape Architecture and Urban Softscape

Teaching Philosophy

Andrew J. Kranis is a LEED-accredited architect from New York City and the principal of Andrew Kranis Architecture and Environmental Design. As a sole practitioner, consulting designer for Whole Foods Market and a veteran of several New York firms, he has realized designs for retail, hospitality, cultural institutions and residences, as well as building and masonry conservation. He teaches and practices with a particular emphasis on the intersection of urbanism, ecology and conservation, using Rome as a laboratory for exploring the role of architecture within a deep and broad urban fabric.