Joel Sanders

Joel Sanders

Professor and Director of the Post-Professional M.Arch Program
Joel Sanders is the Principal of JSA, his award-winning architecture firm based in New York as well as MIXdesign, a new inclusive design consultancy that promotes human connectivity among people of different ages, genders, disabilities, races and religions, enabling progressive institutions, government agencies and companies to recruit and retain diverse talent. For the past two years, Sanders has spearheaded Stalled!, an interdisciplinary design-research project that takes as its point of departure national debates surrounding transgender access to public restrooms to address the need to create safe, sustainable and inclusive public restrooms for everyone. Sanders is also a Professor at Yale School of Architecture where he is the Director of the M.Arch II Program. He is the editor of STUD: Architectures of Masculinity and Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture—his writings and practice have explored the complex relationship between culture and social space, looking at the impact that evolving cultural forces have on the designed environment. JSA projects have been featured in international exhibitions and the permanent collections of MoMA, SF MoMA, Art Institute of Chicago and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The firm has received numerous awards, including six New York Chapter AIA Design Awards, three New York State AIA Design Awards, three Interior Design Best of Year Awards, two ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards, and Design Citations from Progressive Architecture.
Education
BA Columbia University
MArch Columbia University

Courses

3072a
Fall 2020
Design Research I: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
Joel Sanders
3290a
Fall 2020
Body Politics: Designing Equitable Public Space
Joel Sanders
3073b
Spring 2020
Design Research II: Challenging the Built Environment
Joel Sanders
3272b
Spring 2020
Exhibitionism: Politics of Display
Joel Sanders
3072a
Fall 2019
Design Research I: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
Joel Sanders
3272b
Spring 2019
Exhibitionism: Politics of Display
Joel Sanders
1061a
Fall 2018
Post-Professional Design Studio
Joel Sanders, Sunil Bald
3290a
Fall 2018
Body Politics: Designing Equitable Public Space
Joel Sanders
3272b
Spring 2018
Exhibitionism: Politics of Display
Joel Sanders
3299b
Spring 2018
Independent Course Work
Brennan Buck, Joel Sanders
1061a
Fall 2017
City Wide Ferry Terminal, NYC
Joel Sanders, Leslie Gill
3257a
Fall 2017
Techno-Sensations: Architecture, Technology, and the Body
Joel Sanders
3272b
Spring 2017
Exhibitionism: Politics of Display
Joel Sanders
1021a
Fall 2016
Second-Year Core Studio
Emily Abruzzo, Peggy Deamer, Peter de Bretteville, Martin Finio, Tessa Kelly, M.J. Long, Joel Sanders
3257a
Fall 2016
Techno-Sensations: Architecture, Technology, and the Body
Joel Sanders
3272b
Spring 2016
Exhibitionism: Politics of Display
Joel Sanders
1021a
Fall 2015
Architectural Design 3
Emily Abruzzo, Martin Finio, Tessa Kelly, M.J. Long, Joel Sanders, Peter de Bretteville
2299a
Fall 2015
Independent Course Work
Joel Sanders
3257a
Fall 2015
Techno-Sensations: Architecture, Technology, and the Body
Joel Sanders
3237b
Spring 2015
Human/Nature
Joel Sanders