Princeton University Graduate School of Architecture, (SOA) Princeton NJ, 2003-2005                                                              

Degree: Master in Architecture II, M. Arch II w. Distinction


The Cooper Union, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, New York, NY, 1998-2003                                                              

Degree: Accredited Bachelors in Architecture, B. Arch. w. Honorary Distinction     


E X P E R I E N C E  &  S I G N I F I C A N T   P R O J E C T S


Veledar Workshop, New York, NY [2013 – Present]

AIM Architects in Mission, Co-Working Office Shanghai & Beijing Competition (Finalist) in Collaboration w. Archipelagos Architecture, 2015

Calabar Nigeria Housing, Nigeria (Concept  Design) in Collaboration w. Archipelagos Architecture, 2015

Vermont Residence  and Artist Center [Tunbridge, Vermont] (19,000SF Construction Documents on 20 Acre Development), 2015

The Protagonist Installation with Artist Tim Richardson.tv, Visionare World, New York, NY, 2014    

30 Artists, 30 Days, Winter Wonderland, VisionareWorld, New York, NY                                                                                                  

Residence H, 1105 Park Avenue Street, New York, NY (3,000SF Construction Documents), 2015

Residence G, 1105 Park Avenue Street, New York, NY (6,000SF Construction Documents), 2015

Residence F, 85 Huntting Street, Hamptons, NY (18,000SF Construction Documents), 2015

Residence E, 55 E. 72nd Street, New York, NY (3,000SF Construction Documents), 2014                                                                                   

Residence D, 4 E. 72nd Street, New York, NY (5,000SF Construction Documents) , 2014                                                                         

Residence C, 1220 Park Avenue, New York, NY (7,000SF Design Development - Construction Documents), 2013,2014                               

 Residence B, 129 E. 69th Street, New York, NY (5,000SF Construction Documents), 2013,2014                                                                    

 Residence A, 930 Belle Meade Blvd, Nashville, TN (10,000SF Construction Documents), 2013,2014                                                            


Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP, New York, NY [2006-2012]

Design Architect at Roger Duffy Education Lab Design Studio

 PS62R Net Zero Energy School, School Constr. Authority Staten Island, NY (68,000 SF Schematic:Construction Documents) ,  2011-2012        

Elizabeth Academic High School, School Develop. Authority, Elizabeth, NJ (183,000 SF Construction Documents),  2009   

Abu Dhabi Educational Council Headquarters, ADEC Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Competition), 2007   

High School of Art &Design, Primary School 59, 250 E. 57th St. New York, NY (104,380 SF Design Development), 2006,2007, 2010

Ali Al Sabah Kuwait Military Academy Master Plan and Mosque, Kuwait (1,200,000 SF Concept Design), 2010   

Lisbon International Airport, Lisbon, Portugal (800,000 SF Competition, 1st place) , 2009

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India (2,200,000 SF Design Development, Construction Documents),  2008,2009

Pulkovo International Airport, (900,000 SF Competition , 2nd Place), 2007   

James Turrell Skyscraper Museum Canopy Addition, New York City, NY (Concept Design), 2008   

OberoiGarden City Apartments, Oberoi, India  (300,000 SF Concept Design), 2008  

Poddar House Towers, Poddar, India  (500,000 SF Concept Design), 2008   

LODHA Wadala Mixed Use Supertall Tower and Midrise Residential Complex, India (400,000 SF Concept Design) , 2008  

SOM Journal 5, Associate Editor  w. Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa, Francesco Dal Co,  2008

SOM Evening Lecture Series, Curator (Art, Architecture, Engineering) , 2009-2011


Francois DeMenil Architecture Firm, New York, NY  (Junior Architect),  2005                                               

Constantin Wickenburg Architects, New York, NY (Intern) , 2001                                    

OBRA Design Firm, New York, NY (Intern), 2000




The Cooper Union, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, New York, NY [2005- Present]

Studio Lead, Asst. Professor (Adj.), 1st Year Fundamentals of Architecture

ArchiTectonics: Forthcoming, Studio Lead, Asst. Professor (Adj.), 1st Year Fundamentals of Architecture,  2016

ArchiTectonics: Elements in Scale co-taught w. Savina Romanos, Adam Longenbach, 2015

Studio Lead, Asst. Professor (Adj.), 1st Year Fundamentals of Architecture

Element City, An Atlas of Urban Figures and Transformations Seminar, Open to B.Arch and M.ArchII, 2014

ArchiTectonics: Elements, Constructions: A Scalar Play, co-taught w. Aida Miron , Savina Romanos, 2014

Studio Lead, Asst. Professor (Adj.), 1st Year Fundamentals of Architecture, [NYC X DESIGN Official Selection by the Cooper Union School of Architecture]


Curriculum Committee (NAAB) of the Cooper Union School of Architecture nominee and member, 2015-2018


Asst. Professor (Adj.), 3rd Year Building Integrated Studios

Libraries, from Ancient to the Modern, co-taught w. Professor Stephen Rustow, David Allin, Sam Anderson, 2013

Re-Writing Libraries, co-taught w. Professor Stephen Rustow, Lydia Kallipoliti , David Allin, SamAnderson, 2012


Asst. Professor (Adj.), 4th Year Architecture of the City Urbanism Studios

On the Bowery, The Young Kiesler Award Grant, co-taught with Professor  Diane Lewis, Daniel Meridor, Peter Shubert , Dan Sherer, 2013

Templum, New York, co-taught with Professor Diane Lewis, Daniel Meridor,  Peter Shubert, Dan Sherer , 2012

City of Sky, City of Ground, co-taught with Professor Guido Zuliani,  Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroia, 2011

Autonomies, co-taught w. Professor Diane Lewis, Peter Shubert , Calvin Tsao, Daniel Meridor, 2010

The Void, co-taught with Professor Diane Lewis, Peter Shubert and Dan Sherer, 2009

Tower Acropolis, co-taught with Professor Diane Lewis, Peter Shubert & Dan Sherer, 2008

21st Century University, co-taught with Professor Lebbeus Woods, Christoph Kumpusch, Kevin Bone, 2008

ArtCity Structure Space-Block  co-taught with Professor Diane Lewis, Peter Shubert, Dan Sherer, Thomas Tsang, 2007

The Wall Game, co-taught with Professor Lebbeus Woods , Christoph Kumpusch, Kevin Bone, 2007

Disaster Architecture Inspired by the Cities of Catastrophe from Atlantis  to Hiroshima, Architecture for Post-flood New Orleans,

co-taught with Professor Diane Lewis, Peter Shubert, Georg Windeck, Dan Sherer,  2006

Domus Locus Spatium Limine, co-taught with Professor Diane Lewis, Peter Shubert,  Georg Windeck, 2006

Architectural Verticality,  co-taught with Professor Lebbeus Woods,  Kevin Bone, 2005


The Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark [2009]

Guest Professor and Lecturer, Cities and Building Technology Dept. II and Master’s Program

Building in Sarajevo, Studio Lead: Anne Romme, 2009

Architecture can Heal , All Departments Evening Lecture ,  2009


The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College [2012]

Landscape School of ArchitectureMaster’s Program

In Central Park, co-taught with Catherine Seavitt Nordenson,  2012



UIA Berlin, XXI World Congress of Architecture Exhibition, Messegelände Mitte, Berlinw. Diane Lewis , 2002  

‘Rome, Berlin, New York - The Literary Dimension of the City’ , published by the Cooper Unionw. Diane Lewis, 2002


A W A R D S   A N D   F E L L O W S H I P S

‘Design in 5’ Competition Winner - Sketch 120: Greenpoint Edition, in collaboration with Fiyel Levent , 2011

Irma Giustino Weiss PrizeThesis Award &Traveling Fellowship awarded to one Cooper Union Graduate who demonstrates the greatest potential for future success upon the receipt of a Bachelor’s Degree from The School of Architecture, Recipient ($15,000), 2003

Princeton University Fellowship, Graduate Program – M. Arch. II($50,000), 2003

Accepted at Princeton, Harvard & Yale Universities, Graduate Program – M. Arch. II,  2003

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP Thesis Nominee, The Cooper Union, 2003

George Ledlie Fund Annual Prize by the Cooper Union ($1,000) , 2003  

The AIA New York Chapter & The New York Foundation for Architecture Grants and Scholarships, 2002  

Architectural Auxiliary Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Grant, Recipient ($3,000), 2001

AIA/AAF Scholarship for First Professional Degree Candidates, Recipient ($2,000),  2001  

The National Dean’s List, 1998-2003  

United Federation of Teachers, (UFT) Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund, Recipient ($4,000) ,  1998-2001  

Richter Memorial Fund Scholarship, Recipient ($1,000), 1998  

The Cooper Union Scholarship, Recipient ($125,000), 1998  


C O N F E R E N C E S  A N D   L E C T U R E S

Open City Symposium, Titus Theater 1 at the Museum of Modern Art, MOMA /  Panel Moderator, November 21st, 2015

In Celebration of Lebbeus Woods, The Cooper Union Great Hall Symposium; Panel II’ Participant , 2014

Architecture of Healing,Veledar Works, The Cooper Union Faculty Evening Lecture Series (2. 22. 2013), 2013                                                                                                                                                                          

Architecture can Heal , All Departments Evening Lecture at the Royal Academy School of Architecture, Copenhagen, 2009                                                                                      

The Bauhaus Kolleg Invitation,  VII ‘UN Urbanism’ panel discussion on the question of how the role of the UN in recent years in the management of local, national and international conflicts can be defined  in post-war cities with Azra Aksamija (Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, MIT), Aleksandr Stular (UN-Habitat Mostar), Rolf van Uye (Director of OSCE, RC Mostar), Andrea Vonkeman (UNHCR Sub-Office Mostar), Michael Weichert (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) , 2006  



Architects Draw Exhibition , Sue Gussow’s Years of Teaching ExhibitionWTC drawings by Mersiha Veledar, 2010

The Great White Whale is Black, Anthony Candido’s Urban Farm Studio at The Cooper Union, project by Mersiha Veledar, 2010

Europe Lost and Found, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Skoplje, Tirana, Sarajevo: Balkanization,  2006                   

Cultural Territories : Architecture can Heal, Gallerie fűr Zeitgenǒssische Kunst Leipzig, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Germany, 2005

The Society for Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture, Drawings on the Human Spirit, New York, 2002  

Path of the Obelisk, XXI World Congress of Architecture/UIA, International Fare Messegelände and Mitte, Berlin, Germany, 2002

After WTC,  Channel 1 New York, Mersiha Veledar drawings exhibited under direction of Sue Gussow , 2002



After Diagram retake on Vittorio Aureli&LOG5, (Essay Contribution) for TIME +ARCHITECTURE, Tongji University, Shanghai, Forthcoming

Architecture of Healing, (Essay Contribution) for Open City, An Existential Approach by Charta Books, ISBN-10:888158882X, pgs. 9 10, 197 (essay), 29-213 (teaching), 2015    

30 Artists, 30 Days, VisionareWorld, Mersiha Veledar Artist 2013

Fortnight Journal – Edition 3, Mersiha Veledar Video-Stories on path of Survival from a War Torn Country, (http://fortnightjournal.com/) , 2012

Design in 5’ - Sketch 120, Urban Omnibus & New York Architectural League , 2012

World Trade Center, Architects Draw: Freehand Fundamentals - Sue Gussow; Princeton Architectural Press, ISBN-10: 1568987404 (Drawing p.159) 2008

Bio MACHINE Projet, Catálogos de ArquitecturaNº. 20, 2007, ISSN 1138-2430 pgs. 130-133, 2007

 Architecture can Heal ,Thesis publication, Photography Now, Nr. 1.05, 2005

Balkan Urbanismus, Die bosnische Chronik Die Zukunft ist nicht, was sie einmal WAR’ ‘Architecture can Heal’ Publication, iSBN 3-88375-925-2, 2005, p. 364,365, 384-389

Body Book, by the Cooper Union, “Inside”, NJ the Garden ‘Garden’ State-6000 Brownfields, p. 64, 65, 141, 2005  

Architecture can Heal ,Thesis publication , Camera Austria, Nr.88, 2004  

Architecture can Heal , Ein Architektur-Novum, 25 November 2004, Sϋdwest Presse, 2004                                     

Architecture can Heal , StadtBauwelt, (48/04), 23 December 2004, Mersiha Veledar, Neue Generation Architekt , 2004                       

Cooper Magazine Spring Edition, Mersiha Veledar Interview, 2003

 Irma Giustino Weiss Prize, p. 20-24,’Architecture can Heal’ Thesis Project and War Architecture Research Cooper Union Magazine

Text, Intertext, Context: The Literary Dimension of the City: Rome, Berlin, New York, Cooper Union Publication,  2002

Exile of the Obelisk, The New Egyptian Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’, p. 58,60,68,69,94,95



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