Dan Bucsescu lives and works in Hastings on Hudson, NY


1975-76 Master of Science, Environmental Psychology
University of Surrey, Guilford, Surrey, England

1966-71 Bachelor of Architecture
The City College of New York, School of Architecture

1963-65 Institute of Architecture "Ion Mincu", Bucharest, Romania


New York

Awards & Honors

1977 NIAE Hirons Award Conversion of St. Anne's Church,
Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching History

1980 to present Pratt Institute School of Architecture

Courses taught

5th Year Degree Project

Advanced Design Studio, 4th

First-Year Design, 101 -102

Advanced Theory Elective –543P Architectural Creativity

First Year Media Drawing and Model making

1992-2004 Director, International Summer Seminar for Architecture

Research, Lectures and Conferences

2011 Lecture at the Interior Design department of Virginia, Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar, ‘Looking Beyond the Structure: Critical Thinking for Designers and Architects’

2011 Lecture at Central Academy of Art (CAFA), School of Architecture, Beijing,China

2011 Keynote Speaker at the 4th ICMEM International Conference Centre of Suzhou. It was organized by Nanjing University of Science and Technology allied with Virginia Polytech University, Purdue University,Coventry University,(UK)

2010 MIT Just Jerusalem Competition Visions | Jerusalem 2050. A Temple and a Bridge. Dan Bucsescu and Eunice Figueiredo.

2010 Visiting Professor at Nanjing University of Science and Technology Appointed Visiting Professor to teach in 2011

2009 Dobbs Ferry Fairytales: Visions for the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront sponsored by Rivertowns Arts Council

2006 Moderated a panel discussion under the title “The Production of Images” at ACSA Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

2003 Published “Architecture: The Question of Memory”, Pratt Institute

2002 Organized Conference on the World Trade Center Memorial Design, Pratt International summer program on Architecture and Urban Design

1999/2000 McGill University; Invited External Reviewer of Master Thesis in Architectural Theory 99

1999 Appointed to the Board of Directors Governors Island Development Corporation

1999 Guest on “On The Line” , National Public Radio with Brian Lehrer Subject: Architecture and Professional Ethics

1998 Appointed to the Architectural Advisory Group of The Brooklyn Arts Council.

1997 Visiting Distinguished Professor Design Studio, NHA University 

1997 International Workshop on Architecture, Inchon, South Korea

1996 Architectural Creativity undergraduate and graduate elective, S C U P L I N K Research about Time, Space and Causality

1992 Faculty Advisor, 3rd Pratt Journal "On Making"

1992 Appointed Director of the International Summer Seminar for Architecture and Urban Design.

1991 Organized and moderated a Symposium “Between Digital Seduction and Salvation”


2009Looking Beyond the Structure: Critical Thinking for Architects and Designers’, Dan Bucsescu and Michael Eng, Fairchild Books (Condé Nast), ISBN 9781563677199, New York, USA

1997 A House in Seoul and the Universe: Architect Halim Shu, Dan Bucsescu, Korean Architects, Seoul, South Korea.

Academic and Public Service

1998 Developed, organized, administered the jury for the Brooklyn Arts Council Competition for the design of Camden Plaza War Memorial Art Exhibition System. The competition was sponsored  by Brooklyn Chapter of the AIA. Appointed to the Architectural Advisory Group of Brooklyn Arts Council

Academic Administration

1998-2000 Undergraduate Thesis coordinator

1994-1997 Chair of Curriculum Committee

1992-95 Coordinator of First-Year Design

1994 Fulbright proposal review committee

1992-93 Governance Committee

Service to Pratt Institute

1999 Appointed to the Institute Distance Learning Committee

1994 Served on the Provost Search Committee

1992-93 Pratt Institute Board of Trustees

1992-94 Committee on Finance-attended Institute wide retreat

1990-92 Pratt Institute Budget Advisory Panel, Committee Chair responsible for the collection of data and the drafting and publication of the panel’s annual report

1989- 90 School of Architecture Dean Search Committee

Professional Experience

1980 - Present, Dan Bucsescu Architects in private practice.

Recent Projects

2011 Architectural Competition in collaboration with Peter Bugod and Eunice Figuerido , Rosh Pina Museum and Visitor Center

2005-07 Browning Residence, Little Compton, RI

2002-3 Addition to Kirby Residence, Millbrook, NY