Frederic Levrat is a Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning since 1994 and a visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute. Teaching offers an ideal testing ground for his architectural explorations while the production of buildings is complemented by an intense research through, competitions, theoretical projects, writings and lectures. Professor Levrat has given lectures concerning his design strategies in New York, Paris, Lausanne, Kabul, Dubai and Tokyo.
Levrat’s office has been selected, by the Architectural League, as one of the 6 best Young American Architects firm of the year in 1997. It received a First Prize in an important European competition for Zurich-Affoltern Industrial transformation, and was Finalist for the reconstruction of the Re-unified Berlin Administrative and Political Center. Levrat was honored to receive the prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Architecture, in 1997, and 2001.
During the period of 2003 to 2005, Frederic Levrat and Zolaykha Sherzad spend two years working mostly in Afghanistan. The range and quantity of work ArX Kabul has managed to produce was possible only in a reconstructing country with: 12 primary schools, 20 small clinics, Kabul Industrial Park masterplan and entrance, a Theater for FCCS, the Gate to Afghanistan – the Airport Road Masterplan in Kabul as well as a few large housing plan proposals.
The diversity of the projects presented represent a conceptual reflection and a practical rigor allowing Levrat to manage complex project on a sensible cultural as well as esthetical basis. Further work of Frederic Levrat and of his office profile ARX New York can be found on the internet at: www.newyork-architetcs.com/arxnewyork