Gordon Kipping is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, where he has been teaching since 2000. Since 1999, Kipping has been principal of G TECTS, focusing on research and projects for a number of institutions, corporations, government agencies and private individuals. Kipping is a native of Toronto, Canada and has been living and working in New York City since 1995. Upon completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in engineering in 1989 at the University of Toronto, Kipping worked as a mechanical engineer in building services, eventually attaining licensure as a professional engineer in 1993. In 1991, he returned to school to study architecture at SCI-Arc where he received a Master of Architecture degree in 1995. Kipping has worked for the offices of Philip Johnson, Greg Lynn, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, and Davis Brody Bond. He has been a Visiting Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and has assisted Frank Gehry in teaching design studios at the School of Architecture at Yale University.