Professor SeavittNordenson received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Architecture from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. A registered architect in New York State, she has worked with Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, New York; RFR Engineers, Paris; and Atelier Raimund Abraham, New York. She established her own practice, an experimental studio focusing on the architecture of the landscape, in January 2003.
Professor SeavittNordenson currently teaches ARCH 121, Design II, and has taught ARCH 151 Thesis Design Studio and ARCH 111 Architectonics. She was a Visiting Critic in Architectural Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2002-2003. She has served on design juries at Princeton University, Pratt University, and the University of Toronto.
In 1997-98 Professor SeavittNordenson was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, where she examined the historical and physical trajectories of the Tiber River and Mussolini’s Third Rome. She received a Fulbright research fellowship in 2001 to study issues of pattern, scale, and the modernist landscape in Brazil, and was given continued support for this work by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in 2002. She has presented exhibitions of her work on pattern and landscape in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, and Rome. Recently published articles include "Roberto Burle Marx: The Search for Something of a Lost Paradise", in Praxis 4: Landscapes; "Ground Patterns", forthcoming in Prototypo 007; and "Abstract Cartographies: Da Roma al Mare", in Dimensions 13.