Joel Sanders

Immersive Environments: Media, Architecture and Landscape
image of proposed Kunshan Phoenix Cultural Mall in Kunshan, China
Joel Sanders is the Principal of New York based studio JSA and a Professor of Architecture at Yale University.  Joel Sanders dedicates his work to the creation of innovative environments in response to today’s rapidly changing culture. Over the years, his work has explored the complex relationship between culture and social space, looking at the impact that evolving cultural forces (such as gender identity and the body, technology and new media, and the nature/culture dualism) have on the designed environment.  JSA projects have been featured in international exhibitions and drawings and models created at the studio belong to 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 Awards, two New York State AIA Awards, two ALA / IIDA Library Interior Design Awards, four Interior Design Best of Year Award, and two Design Citations from Progressive Architecture.