Vanessa Keith is a registered architect and the principal of Studioteka Design, a New York architecture and design studio she founded in 2003.
Studioteka approaches design through a multidisciplinary lens that spans the boundaries between architecture, economic development, and urban and environmental issues. Keith is especially interested in envisioning design-oriented technical and engineering solutions to environmental problems.
Her work has appeared in notable international design publications such as Frame, Hinge, Surface Asia, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Metropolis, Design Bureau, and Mark magazine.
Keith gave the keynote at the 2017 Louisville Sustainability Summit in Kentucky and was also a keynote speaker at the 2018 American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Northeast Regional Conference.
She has spoken to audiences at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, the AIA of New York, and the Economic Development Corporation of the City of New York, on her ideas regarding sustainability, green design, and innovative climate change adaptation.
She is the author of 2100: A Dystopian Utopia – the City After Climate Change, a book on the future of cities in a hotter world published by Terreform as part of Michael Sorkin’s Urban Research Series, and is co-editor of Kingston Harbor: Development Transects, a book of urban design work published by Columbia University in 2010.
She has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios in architecture, urban and interior design, and economic development at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and School of International and Public Affairs; Pratt Institute; and City College of the City University of New York.