Gail Satler

Adjunct Professor

Gail Satler’s research focuses on the intersections between urban, architectural, sociological and aesthetic theory. Writings include a book and articles on Frank Lloyd Wright and a book on the rebuilding of Chicago’s Loop for which she received grants from the American Institute o Architects, the Graham Foundation and the Richard H. Driehaus foundations. Other publications explore New York City restaurants, hybrid spaces and the global economy. In addition to teaching, Professor has worked as an architectural consultant for Bertrand Goldberg Associates, Landon Bone Baker Associates, in Chicago and was a Visiting Scholar and research director for a project on 14th Street, Manhattan at Columbia University University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Preservation, funded by SOM. Gail received a Ph.D at CUNY Graduate School and University Center,1985; MA at CUNY Queens College,1976; and BA, SUNY Stony Brook,1972.


Contemporary Social Psychology

Urban Sociology

Global Cities

Spacing Out Zooming In


Urban design and planning, New York City restaurants and food trucks, public spaces, the Japanese concept of the “MA”.

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