Moving Boundaries Chair
M.Arch in Architecture
Tatiana Berger is an architect, urban designer and educator. She has worked for over 25 years in the U.S., Russia, Portugal, Spain, and Austria. Her built works, collaborations and community plans were published in international periodicals and presented in exhibitions in Europe, Russia and U.S. Berger was Director of the Sochi Olympics 2014 project for ILF Engineers, Innsbruck and Moscow, project architect in Ostozhenka District in Moscow and for Baumschlager-Eberle in Bregenz. From 1997-2004 she worked in the office of Alvaro Siza in Porto. In addition to architecture, her experience in professional practice includes landscape design and urban planning, furniture/product design, and construction administration.
She is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego and guest lecturer at NAAD in Venice, ETH Zurich, NeuroArq Brazil, NAD Chile and MARCH School of Architecture in Moscow. A member of the Advisory Council of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA), she developed a new curriculum in architectural theory and studio with a focus on ANFA themes as faculty in the pioneering Neuroscience for Architecture Program at NewSchool. In her role as Liaison for Education and curator of lecture series and symposia, she leads the ANFA Center for Education (ACE), an international forum for educators dedicated to reimagining design education. ACE currently counts 70 members from sixteen countries and meets four times a year.
She is co-founder of the Compostela Institute, a laboratory for research and education in environmental design, providing courses and workshops since 2010 in anthropology, cultural studies and building crafts in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She has lectured internationally on topics in architectural theory, urbanism and health, regionalism, and transdisciplinary design education. She is increasingly involved in research in dynamic sensory experience of the built environment informed by knowledge from the human sciences. Tatiana speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and English.