Chat Travieso is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist and architectural designer who creates playful and interactive urban interventions that engage communities and deal with issues of public space and the everyday built environment. Chat's work takes the form of design/build installations that promote multi-function, public participation, and making-do tactics. His recent public art installations were commissioned by, or organized in collaboration with, The Architectural League of New York, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance, and the NYC Department of Transportation.
He previously worked for WXY Architecture + Urban Design on the development of the East River Blueway Plan and the Center for Urban Pedagogy as a Teaching Artist. Chat was awarded The Moulton Andrus Award and the The Harvey R. Russel Scholarship from the Yale School of Architecture, and the F. Grainger Marburg Traveling Award from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He received a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture.