Assistant Professor

Gabriel Kaprielian

Gabriel Kaprielian is a designer, artist and educator whose work explores the interconnected relationship of the built and natural environment to inform more resilient and livable cities. His research and creative work are multi-scalar in approach and utilize emergent technologies in mapping, data visualization and digital making to reveal hidden, place-based narratives of the past, present and future. Through visual storytelling, fabrication and installation and interactive media, his work seeks to build knowledge, enable creative discourse and empower public participation.
The focus of his current work is on the contested territory of urban waterfronts in tidal cities. This work seeks to reframe the problems associated with sea level rise and coastal climate change events as an opportunity to collectively reshape the edge condition between land and sea, proposing new relationships between urban life and ecological systems.
Gabriel’s creative work has been exhibited domestically and abroad, including at the Venice Biennale, the Exploratorium’s Fisher Bay Observatory and Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco, Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia and Kunstnarhuset Messen in Norway.
MArch, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
MCRP, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
BArch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2007


Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito