Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, curator, historian and educator. She is the publications director for the Yale School of Architecture, where she edits exhibition catalogs, books and the bi-annual magazine Constructs. She directs and curates the project Vertical Urban Factory, which includes an exhibition series, dialogues and a book with Actar Press. She teaches an urbanism seminar, Alternative Urbanism, in the Syracuse in New York City program and has previously taught at Parsons and Yale. She is author of the book Support and Resist: Structural Engineers and Design Innovation (Monacelli Press, 2007), and has written numerous essays on structural design and architecture, and on industrial architecture and the global industrial landscape for journals such as Acadia, Praxis, Perspecta, Scapes, 306090, Architectural Record, Architecture, Tec21, Metropolis, The Architect's Newspaper and Deutsche Bauzeitung.
She has curated shows on architecture and photography, including an ongoing exhibition of the work of Ezra Stoller’s architectural and industrial photography at the 1050 K Street Galleries in Washington, D.C; "The Swiss Section," a 2004 exhibition at the Van Alen Institute focusing on infrastructure; and she co-curated "Saving Corporate Modernism" at the Yale School of Architecture in 2001.
She has curated shows on architecture and photography including an on-going exhibition of the work of Ezra Stoller’s architectural and industrial photography at the 1050 K Street Galleries in Washington, D.C. The exhibition The Swiss Section at the Van Alen Institute in 2004 focused on infrastructure, and at Yale School of Architecture she co-curated Saving Corporate Modernism in 2001.