Sophia Gruzdys

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  • Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Kent State University


  • craig nealy architects, Principal
  • IM Pei and Partners


New York, New York City, institutional, residential


Career in Architecture

Sophia A. Gruzdys is a principal at craig nealy architects specializing in residential and institutional projects. Sophia was a senior designer at IM Pei and Partners, where she played a key role in the design of the Rock ’n Roll Museum in Cleveland.

Sophia is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and a critic in architectural design in the School of Architecture at Yale University. Professor Gruzdys teaches Drawing and the Senior Studio in the Undergraduate Major and advanced drawing and visualization at the School of Architecture.   In addition to teaching at Yale, Professor Gruzdys has taught at N.Y.I.T, Parsons School of Design and most recently at Cornell University where she was nominated for the Martin Dominguez Award for distinguished teaching.

Her work was most recently exhibited in Faculty Shows at the Johnson Museum at Cornell University and the A & A building at Yale University.  Ms. Gruzdys serves on the Scholarship and Awards Committee of the New York Chapter of the AIA. She is a registered architect in Ohio and New York, is NCARB certified and a member of the AIA. Ms. Gruzdys received her B.Arch from Kent State University and the M Arch with distinction from Harvard University.

Press and Awards

She is the recipient of the 1999 Unbuilt Architecture Award from the Boston Society of Architects.

Institutional Affiliations

  • Yale University
  • USC School of Architecture
  • NYIT
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Cornell University
  • AIA