Virginia Black

Adjunct Assistant Professor Interior Design
Virginia Black (she/they) is an architect, researcher and professor teaching at several institutions in New York City, including Pratt, Parsons, and Columbia GSAPP. They are also a co-founding principal of feminist architecture collaborative (f-architecture), a critical practice investigating the spatial politics and technologized relations of bodies and subjects. f-architecture's projects traverse theoretical and activist registers to locate new forms of architectural work through critical relationships with collaborators across the globe. Past projects are located in New York City, on the US-Mexico border, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, in Jordan, and in Lebanon. Winners of the 2019 Architectural League of New York League Prize, their writing and work has appeared in Harvard Design Magazine, Thresholds, Ed, the Real Review, Room 1000, -NESS, and Girls Like Us, and at institutions including The FRAC Centre Val de Loire, VI PER Gallery, the Morgan Library and Museum, the New School, and UN-Habitat. They are currently working with GLITS (Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society) and Project Abigail (a not-for-profit design and development organization) to envision and enact spaces of queer futurity and health on Riis Beach.


Riis Beach is the Peoples’ Beach: Envisioning Queer Health in and with Community (2024)