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Joanna Koszewska, PhD


  • 2020.                     PhD in Architecture and Urbanism,  Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Warsaw and Sorbonne Université – Faculté des Lettres, Paris;
  • 2008-2011           Master of Science in Architecture and Urbanism,  Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Warsaw University of Technology
    Thesis topic: “Cooperation of Generations in the Light of Social Housing Standards. Multi-Family Housing Settlement, Magazynowa Street in Warsaw”;
  • 2004-2008      Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, WarsawUniversityof Technology
    Thesis topic: “Conference and Retreat Center in Palczew Palace Park”;
  • 2006-2007      Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, Paris, France, Socrates Erasmus European Exchange;
  • 1998-2002      High School – XXVII L.O. im. T. Czackiego, Warsaw;

Work Experience:

Urban Planning and Research:

  • 2012                Department of Urban Administration, Ursynów – Warsaw District, urban analysis
  • 2012                Institute of Urban Development, Department of Housing, research assistant
  • 2011-2012      Municipal Office of Town Planning and Development Strategy, planning assistant
  • 2011                Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, planning committee of architectural exhibition “Warsaw Under Construction Festival”


  • 2011               National Gallery Zachęta, inventory and exhibition scenography
  • 2010                Strumiłło / Dembiński architects, social housing settlement contest
  • 2009- 2010     MiostudioMDA – Maciej Dembiński, interior design and architecture

Internships in Architecture:

  • 2008                Boguslawski i Partnerzy Studio, Competition for Jean Paul II Memorial, Warsaw
  • 2007               Arkhenspaces agency inParis, analysis of the documents for the international urban planning competition inHong Kong
  • 2008                Fiszer Atelier 41 Studio, housing settlement concept
  • 2006 – 2007    ARCHITYM agency (Paris,France)
      • redrafting of hand-drawn plans and sketches in AutoCAD, model making,
      • modifications to projects in progress; preparing documentation necessary for acquiring building permits; preparing illustrative material for the investor,
      • measurement (survey) of buildings designated for revitalization or demolition,
      • assisted with family houses, urban projects, residential buildings, and design of architectural details
  • 2006                construction site, Karmar, residential building in Warsaw.
  • 2005                 Measuring/Surveying with Szymborski i Zielonka Architekci, Warsaw

Additional education and exchanges:

  • 2010                           European Athens course at TU Delft, Emergency management in architecture.
  • 2009                           Summer School in Rotterdam, Open City Rotterdam, Academy of Architecture
  • 2009                           Urbanity Twenty Years Later, Center for Central European Architecture, Prague   international urbanism workshop, research on urban  changes in capitals of Central Europe (Warsaw, Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague) within the years of 1989-2009
  • 2008                           International Student Workshop on historical monuments , Villeneuve- lez –Avignon, France
  • 2008                Study exchange at University of Assiut, Egypt
  • 2005                Study exchange at University of Latakia, Syria
  • 2003-2004      Faculty of Industrial Design, Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts


  • 2010                2nd prize in competition for conservation/revitalization in Zakroczym, Poland
  • 2008             team distinction in the student competition led by Center For Contemporary Art in Ujazdowski Castle, and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Technology, Warsaw
  • 2005                           distinction in 8th Student Competition „City up and down” organised by „ARCHITEKTURA-murator” architectural review;


  • 2010                „Urbanity twenty years later” monography on the study workshop, Actar
  • 2010                Urbanity czyli warsztaty zapoznawcze Europy Środkowej” (”Urbanity – workshop on Central European Cities”), Archiwolta architectural review,
  • 2009                           Article: ,,Sieć powiązań między ośrodkami lokalnymi” (”Network of local communities”),  Międzyuczelniane Zeszyty Naukowe, Warszawa
  • 2005                           ARCHITEKTURA -murator”; 2005, competition results „City up and down”

Language Skills:

  • English –         very good speaking and good writing level,
    Cambridge Certificate in English, 2001; University B2
  • French –         very good speaking and writing level,
    Certificat d’Etudes de Francais Pratique 2, Alliance Francaise, Paris 2000
  • Polish –           native speaker
  • Italian –           A2, basic level

Computer Skills:

  • Graphic:          AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Sketch Up, Basics: ArchiCAD, Arc Gis;
  • Windows:       Word, Power-point, Access,

Extra-Curricular Activities:
event decoration (2011); Habitat For Humanity volunteer, renovation of a building, Praga district, Warsaw (2010), editor and student journalist in Arcytektura, review at Architecture WUT (2009-2010);  member of the student authority of the Faculty of Architecture (2005); youth group leader and animator (Warsaw, Poland)(2004 – 2006), leading hand drawing seminars (2004).