Senior Lecturer in Studio Art
Karolina Kawiaka received her AB in Fine Art, Art History and Architecture from Smith College, and her Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She teaches Architecture, Drawing and Senior Seminar courses in the Studio Art Department, as well as classes in the Environmental Studies Department in Sustainability, and is a faculty advisor to both the student architecture club Arc@D and DADA- Dartmouth Alumni in Design and Architecture- which she helped to found.
She is a registered architect and the principal of the Karolina Kawiaka Studio in Vermont. Her firm's work includes building, landscape and furniture design focusing on sustainable design and infrastructure, as well as digital drawings and installations. Recent work includes projects in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York and Washington State.
Kawiaka has been an invited critic at Yale Graduate University School of Architecture, Columbia/ Barnard Architecture Program, Middlebury College, University of Texas Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Rhode Island School of Design, Bennington College, Mississippi State University School of Architecture, University of Arkansas Department of Landscape Architecture, Norwich University School of Architecture, Yestermorrow Design-Build School, University of Washington Architecture School, Parsons the New School for Design and Marlboro College, among others.
Her work has been shown nationally and been published in The Washington Post, USA Today, The International Business Times, Fine Homebuilding Magazine, ArchDaily, ArchitectureBoston and Design New England Magazine, and is in the collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art. She was nominated for a Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Award and is the recipient of a Whiting Fellowship, Leslie Center for the Humanities Faculty Travel and Research Grants, Neukom Institute Grants, a John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding Research Grant, the Dartmouth College Student Assembly Profiles in Excellence Teaching Award, the Dartmouth College Distinguished Lecturer Award, Dartmouth's Lorax Sustainability Award, the Campus Compact of NH Humanitarian Award, two Vermont Arts Council Creation Grants and most recently was a winner in the Washington Monument Grounds Ideas Competition.