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William Mangold faculty photograph
William Mangold, NCIDQ
Assistant Teaching Professor, Program Director, Interior Architecture & Design



URBN Center, Suite 410

William Mangold is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism at Drexel University. His work is grounded in a hands-on approach to design and building as well as his ongoing research into socially responsible design practices.

Trained as a cabinet maker, William received degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). In New York he worked on renovation and restoration projects with Ivan Brice Architecture and taught at Pratt Institute. With his partner, a textile designer, he maintains a small design studio in Philadelphia.

William is an NCIDQ certificate holder, and a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Psychology program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He recently completed an edited volume bringing together scholarship from design and the social sciences: The People, Place, and Space Reader. This book developed out of research and teaching on topics such as home, healing and restorative environments, sacred places, and public space. His current scholarship looks at alternative design practices that emphasize engagement, participation, design-build, sustainability, and social justice.

Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Environmental Psychology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
M.Phil., Graduate Center of the City University of New York
B.Arch., Rhode Island School of Design
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

The People, Place, and Space Reader. Gieseking, Mangold, et al, editors. Routledge. 2014. companion website with edited contributions.

“Architecture and the Vicissitudes of Capitalism,” in Architecture in an Age of Uncertainty, edited by Benjamin Flowers. Ashgate Press. 2014.