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. The focus of Gabriel’s current work is on climate change adaptation and mitigation. As the recipient of a 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award, he will further this body of research in Singapore, working in collaboration with climate change scientists at Nanyang Technological University.
Gabriel’s research and creative work has been widely published, presented and exhibited domestically and abroad. He served as Lead Artist to Peru in 2020 for the American Arts Incubator, leading a month-long project, “Lima 2100: Collective Resilience through Adaptive Urbanism,” with local artists, architects, and activists, the U.S. Embassy, University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), and the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC Lima). He has been a Fellow at the Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art and Humanities, Faculty Fellow at the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholar’s Studio at Temple University, and an Artist-in-Residence at Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco 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

Selected Work
Gabriel K., et al. (2020). “Lima 2100: Collective Resilience through Adaptive Urbanism,” a public group
     virtual reality exhibition of the American Arts Incubator projects at the Contemporary Art Museum,
     Lima, Peru.
Gabriel K. (2019). “Sea-Level Hi-Rise: The Waterfront Adaptation Board Game,” a public group
     exhibition “Play With the Rules: Portmanteau Exhibit” at the Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee,
Gabriel K. & Sandoval, C. (2017). “Waterfront Ecologies: Redefining the Urban Edge,” Bracket Journal 5:
     On Sharing.
Gabriel K. (2017). “Between Land and Sea: An Approach for Resilient Waterfront Development Along the
     San Francisco Bay.” The Plan Journal, vol. 2, Issue 2. Resilient Edges.


Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito