Tatiana A. Berger is an award-winning architect, urban designer and educator. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University (1992-95) and a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley (1987-92). Her Thesis was completed at Princeton under the guidance of UK architects and historians, Alan Colquhoun and Kenneth Frampton.
Ms.Berger has over 25 years of international experience in professional practice and education. She has worked as an urban designer and architect in the U.S., Russia, Portugal, Spain, and Austria and collaborated with two Pritzker-Prize winning architects, Alvaro Siza in Porto and Richard Meier in New York. Her built works, community plans, and collaborations with A.Siza were published in international periodicals Domus, El Croquis, Detail, GA, Japan Architect, A+U, and others, and presented in exhibitions in Lisbon, Madrid, New York, Moscow, and Venice. In many of these works ideas from cognitive science were applied at diverse scales in architecture and design. The plan for Chiado, Lisbon and the Library in Viana do Castelo won several international awards and plans for Ostozhenka District in Moscow were exhibited at the Venice Biennale. Berger was Executive Director of the Sochi Olympics for ILF Engineers, Innsbruck and Moscow. In this position she coordinated work of architecture and engineering firms in Russia, Austria and Canada. In addition to architecture, her experience in professional practice includes landscape design and urban planning, furniture/product design, and construction administration.
Ms. Berger is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego, since 2013. Since Fall 2020 she is Director of the Healthy Urbanism Program and the Center for Healthy Environments (CHE). She has taught graduate design studio, thesis studio, theory, urban issues, research, and neuroscience for architecture. Her students have won design awards in San Diego, including the Architecture at Zero Award, C.A.S.H. School Design Awards, and the AIA Student Awards. A member of the ANFA Advisory Council since 2018, she has developed new curriculum in architectural and urban theory with a focus on ANFA themes. She taught courses in the Neuroscience for Architecture Program, with M.Arbib and more recently with S.Gepshtein, and helped to coordinate the Summer Intersession in Neuroscience for Architecture, Urbanism and Design at the NewSchool during three consecutive years, 2017-19. She curates the Frontiers Colloquium Series for ANFA and NewSchool, since 2018.