Deborah Berke Dean and Professor. Ms. Berke is the founder of the New York-based architecture and design firm Deborah Berke Partners. Work designed by the firm includes several award-winning projects for 21c Museum Hotels, the Yale School of Art’s Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Hall, and Cummins Indy. The firm recently completed the Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia and is currently working on several large-scale commercial and university buildings. Ms. Berke lectures throughout the United States and has won numerous design awards. In 2012 she was awarded the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize by the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught at the University of Maryland, the University of Miami, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. Ms. Berke was a coeditor of Architecture of the Everyday. A monograph of her work was published by Yale University Press in 2008, and in 2016 her book House Rules was published by Rizzoli. She serves on the boards of Yaddo and Venetian Heritage. In 2012 she was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. Ms. Berke received a B.F.A. and a B.Arch. from the Rhode Island School of Design, which in 2005 awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, and an M.U.P. in Urban Design from the City University of New York.
D. Michelle Addington Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design. Ms. Addington, who also holds a joint appointment with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, is educated as both an architect and engineer. Her teaching and research explore energy systems, advanced materials, and new technologies. Building on her dissertation research on the discrete control of boundary layer heat transfer using micro-machines, she has extended her work to defining the strategic relationships between the differing scales of energy phenomena and the possible actions from the domain of building construction. Ms. Addington’s articles and chapters on energy, system design, HVAC, lighting, and advanced materials have appeared in several journals, books, and reference volumes. She coauthored the book Smart Materials and Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions and just recently published “Emerging Technologies.” Ms. Addington taught at Harvard University for ten years before coming to Yale in 2006. Her engineering background includes work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and she spent a decade at Dupont as a process design and power plant engineer. In 2009 Architect magazine selected Ms. Addington as one of the country’s top ten faculty in architecture. She received a B.S.M.E. from Tulane University, a B.Arch. from Temple University, and an M.Des.S. and a D.Des. from Harvard University.
Emily Abruzzo Critic. Ms. Abruzzo is a partner in Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, a New York-based practice that includes civic and cultural projects, homes, exhibitions, and research-based initiatives. The firm has been recognized with the 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers, AIA New Practices New York 2012, a 2013 AIA New York Design Award, and Architectural Record’s 2016 Design Vanguard, and it is included in the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s Design Excellence Program. Ms. Abruzzo is a founding editor and publisher of the book series 306090, a 2014 MacDowell Fellow, and a Fellow of the Forum and Institute for Urban Design. In 2017 Ms. Abruzzo was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. She received a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.Arch. from Princeton University, where she also received a Certificate in Media and Modernity and was named a Fellow at the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.
Victor Agran Lecturer. Mr. Agran is a practicing architect with an interest in 1960s visionary architecture, with a focus on the history, theory, and discipline of drawing. He is currently a senior associate with Architectural Resources Cambridge in Boston. In addition to teaching at Yale, Mr. Agran worked with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Daly Genik Architects, Selldorf Architects, and taught at the University of Southern California and the New York Institute of Technology. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
John Apicella Lecturer. Mr. Apicella is a partner at Apicella + Bunton Architects in New Haven. Recent work of the firm includes the Beinecke Technical Services and Yale Preservation space and the Lanman-Wright Hall renovation on Yale’s Old Campus. Prior to starting Apicella + Bunton, he worked for Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects for sixteen years, where he was involved in the design and management of a wide range of project types and played a vital role on some of the firm’s largest and significant projects, including the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, and the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County, California. Mr. Apicella received a B.Arch. from Cornell University.
Sunil Bald Associate Professor Adjunct. After an initial term as Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor, Mr. Bald has continued to teach design studios and visualization at the School. Previously, he taught design and theory at Cornell University, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and Parsons. Mr. Bald is a partner in the New York-based Studio SUMO, which has been featured as one of Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard and the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices. In 2015 SUMO received an Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His firm has also received a Young Architects award from the Architectural League, fellowships from NYFA and NYSCA, and was a finalist in the Museum of Modern Art’s Young Architects program. SUMO’s work, which ranges from installations to institutional buildings, has been exhibited in the National Building Museum, MoMA, the Venice Biennale, the Field Museum, the GA Gallery, and the Urban Center. Mr. Bald has an enduring research interest in modernism, popular culture, and nation-making in Brazil, for which he received fellowships from the Fulbright and Graham Foundations and published a series of articles. In 2011 he was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. Mr. Bald received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.Arch. from Columbia University.
Andrew Benner Critic. Mr. Benner is the principal of abab, an architectural practice based in New Haven, Connecticut. He has more than fifteen years of experience working on award-winning commercial, residential, and institutional projects. After completing his undergraduate work, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin studying the work of Hugo Haring and the biological underpinnings of German modernism. Mr. Benner received a B.A. and a B.Arch. from Rice University and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Phillip G. Bernstein Lecturer. Mr. Bernstein is an architect and technologist. He was formerly a vice president at Autodesk, Inc., a provider of design and fabrication software, where he was responsible for setting the company’s future vision and strategy for technology with particular focus on the building industry, as well as cultivating and sustaining the firm’s relationships with industry leaders and associations. Prior to Autodesk, Mr. Bernstein was an associate principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. He writes and lectures extensively about practice, project delivery, and technology issues. Mr. Bernstein is a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and former chair of the AIA National Documents Committee. With Peggy Deamer, he coedited Building (in) the Future: Recasting Labor in Architecture and BIM in Academia; and he is a coauthor of Goat Rodeo: Practicing Built Environments. Mr. Bernstein received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Kent C. Bloomer Professor Adjunct. After studying physics and architecture at MIT, Mr. Bloomer studied design at Yale University. He has taught for five years at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and was a frequent critic at the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Bloomer’s professional activities focus on large-scale architectural ornament. His work is in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Yale University Art Gallery, as well as the Avery Architectural Archive at Columbia University. Major projects in architectural ornament include the tree-domes for the New Orleans World Exposition, roof ornaments of the Harold Washington Library in Chicago (Thomas Beeby, architect), a large tracery for the Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. (Cesar Pelli, architect), the decorative frieze on the Public Library in Nashville, Tennessee (Robert A.M. Stern Architects), and the five-story base of the 360 State Street tower in New Haven (Becker and Becker Associates). In addition, Mr. Bloomer designed the luminaires for Central Park in New York City. Mr. Bloomer’s scholarly work includes the principal authorship, with Charles Moore, of Body, Memory, and Architecture in 1975 and The Nature of Ornament in 2000. He received a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from Yale University.
Karla Britton Lecturer. Ms. Britton’s academic work focuses on the modern architect’s engagement with tradition in twentieth-century architecture and urbanism. Her teaching has emphasized the intersection of classicism and modernization, the evolution of modern ecclesiastical building, and in a multireligious context the relationship between religion and modern architecture. Ms. Britton’s books include the monograph Auguste Perret (published by Phaidon in both English and French, 2001); the prizewinning Hawaiian Modern (Yale, 2008; edited with Dean Sakamoto); and the interdisciplinary Constructing the Ineffable: Contemporary Sacred Architecture (Yale School of Architecture, 2011). Her current research addresses modern sacred architecture in the non-Western world. Before coming to Yale, Ms. Britton was director of the architecture program in Paris of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and associate professor (adjunct) of architecture. At Yale, she has taught at the Institute of Sacred Music, the Yale-in-London program, and Yale College. Ms. Britton received a B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Miroslava Brooks Critic. Ms. Brooks is an architectural designer and educator. She has practiced in the offices of Eisenman Architects in New York, Plan B Architecture & Urbanism in New Haven, and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven. Along with Amy DeDonato (M.Arch. 2012), she directs the practice AMOC, currently based in Stamford (Connecticut) and London. Ms. Brooks received a B.S. from Ohio State University and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Turner Brooks Professor Adjunct. Mr. Brooks is a principal of Turner Brooks Architects, based in New Haven. The firm, established in Starksboro, Vermont, in 1972, initially designed (and often built) small houses and community facilities local to the area. The firm’s current work includes a building that is to house a “Trapezium” for the practice, teaching, and performance of circus arts in Brattleboro, Vermont; a new arts program facility, including a theater on the campus of the Burgundy Farm Country Day School in Alexandria, Virginia; and a house in Lake Placid, New York. Recently completed is a new Community Building at the Cold Spring School in New Haven; and a house in the Catskills for two geologists and family. Past projects include houses, mostly in the New England area, and institutional work, including the Cushing Collection at the Yale School of Medicine, a small museum and archive space exhibiting the work and collections of the pioneering brain surgeon Dr. Harvey Cushing; a new rural campus that includes dorms and community teaching facilities at an institution for the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder in Harris, New York; student housing at Marlboro College in Vermont; the Gilder Boathouse for Yale University; the Richard W. Woolworth Library of the Stonington Historical Society; and the Gates Center for the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. The monograph Turner Brooks: Work was published in 1995. His work also has been featured in books and magazines domestically and abroad and in exhibitions at Middlebury College, Hampshire College, and Yale School of Architecture. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation; was awarded a Mid-Career Rome Prize Fellowship in 1984; and in 2015 received the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. He has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Miami, Middlebury College, and the University of Vermont. Mr. Brooks received B.A. and M.Arch. degrees from Yale University.
Brennan Buck Critic. Mr. Buck is principal of the firm FreelandBuck, based in New York City and Los Angeles. His work and writing, which focuses on technology within the discipline and its associated aesthetic culture, has been published in Log, Frame, Architectural Record, Detail, and Surface, as well as several recent books on architecture and technology. He has worked for Neil M. Denari Architects and Johnston Marklee & Associates in Los Angeles and taught at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna; the University of Pennsylvania; Syracuse University; and the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. Mr. Buck received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.Arch. from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Luke Bulman Lecturer. Mr. Bulman is the founder of Luke Bulman–Office, a graphic design practice that works at the intersection of architecture and publication. The office’s work has been published in the magazines Graphic, ID, Metropolis, and Perspectives and has received multiple 50 Books/50 Covers and ID awards. Clients include Birkhäuser, ICA, Lars Müller Publishers, MIT Press, Princeton University Press, Semiotext(e), and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has taught at Barnard College, Parsons School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University, and the University of Michigan. Mr. Bulman received a B.A. from the University of New Mexico and an M.Arch. from Rice University.
Marta Caldeira Lecturer. Ms. Caldeira is an architect and historian. Her academic research investigates modern discourses of architecture and the city, with a particular focus on historical contexts of political transition. Before teaching at Yale, Ms. Caldeira worked for Peter Eisenman in New York and for Gonçalo Byrne in Lisbon and taught at Columbia University. Her writings have appeared in European Architectural History Network Newsletter, Log, Festival dell’Architettura Magazine, Jornal Arquitectos, Il Progetto, and Metamorfosi, as well as recent anthologies on modern and contemporary architecture. Her academic research has been supported by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Buell Center at Columbia University, the Fulbright Commission, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, and the Gulbenkian Foundation. Ms. Caldeira received a professional diploma in architecture from Faculdade de Arquitetura at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, and an M.S.A.A.D. and an M.Phil. from Columbia University, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate in architectural history and theory.
Katherine (Trattie) Davies Critic. Ms. Davies is a founding partner and principal of Davies Tang & Toews Architecture, an architecture and design firm in New York City. Her work with the firm includes residential, commercial, and institutional projects for private, corporate, and nonprofit clients in New York, New Jersey, Maine, and California. In the spring of 2011 their work with the PARC Foundation was exhibited as part of the New Museum Festival of Ideas for the New City. In addition to her work with Davies Tang & Toews, Ms. Davies organizes experimental design charrettes that explore the future city from unorthodox perspectives in New York City with the group 2100. In 2009 they held the community build project “Charas: El Bohio” in Alphabet City and in 2010 “Future House” with children from the Earth School. Prior to forming Davies Tang & Toews, Ms. Davies worked for Gehry Partners in Los Angeles. She was an artist in residence at the Cité International des Arts in Paris and a teaching fellow at the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts. Her work has been published in ArtNews and Architectural Digest. In 2016 Ms. Davies was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. She received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Peggy Deamer Professor. Ms. Deamer is a principal in the firm of Deamer Architects. Projects by her and her former firm, Deamer + Phillips, have been featured in various publications including Architecture, Architectural Record, Vogue, and The New York Times. Articles by Ms. Deamer have appeared in Assemblage, Praxis, Perspecta, Harvard Design Magazine, Log, and other journals and anthologies. She is the editor of The Architect as Worker: Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design (Bloomsbury), Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present (Routledge), and The Millennium House (Monacelli Press) and the coeditor of Re-Reading Perspecta and Building (in) the Future: Recasting Labor in Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press) and BIM in Academia (Yale School of Architecture). Her theory work analyzes the relationship among architectural labor, craft, and subjectivity. Ms. Deamer received a B.A. from Oberlin College, a B.Arch. from Cooper Union, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
Peter de Bretteville Critic. Before joining the Yale faculty, Mr. de Bretteville taught at the California Institute of the Arts, at the University of California at Los Angeles, and at the University of Southern California. He was associated with Giancarlo De Carlo in Milan, Italy, and was a partner in several Los Angeles firms, where he collaborated on a twenty-year plan for downtown Los Angeles. He is the founder and principal of Peter de Bretteville Architect, in Hamden, Connecticut. Mr. de Bretteville’s work has focused on college and university long-term planning and building, but he also has completed such projects as civic centers and residences. He has written on a number of California architects from the 1930s, especially focusing on the building of campuses. In 2013 Mr. de Bretteville was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. He holds a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Kyle Dugdale Critic. Mr. Dugdale has practiced architecture in London, Chicago, and New Haven. His research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, the John Hay Whitney Fellowship, the Harvey Fellows Program, and awards from the Society of Architectural Historians, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Mr. Dugdale’s work has been published in journals, including Clog, Perspecta, the Journal of Architectural Education, and Utopian Studies. His first book, Babel’s Present, was published in 2016. In 2016 Mr. Dugdale was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. He received a B.A. from the University of Oxford, an M.Arch. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from Yale University, where he was awarded the Theron Rockwell Field Prize.
Keller Easterling Professor. Ms. Easterling is an architect and writer. Her most recent book, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), examines global infrastructure networks as a medium of polity. Another recent book, Subtraction (Sternberg Press, 2014), considers building removal or how to put the development machine into reverse. An ebook essay, “The Action is the Form” (Strelka Press, 2012), previews some of the arguments in Extrastatecraft. Other books include Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and Its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005), which researched familiar spatial products in difficult or hyperbolic political situations around the world, and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999), which applied network theory to a discussion of American infrastructure. Ms. Easterling is also the coauthor (with Richard Prelinger) of Call It Home: The House That Private Enterprise Built, a laserdisc/DVD history of U.S. suburbia from 1934 to 1960. She has published Web installations, including “Extrastatecraft,” “Wildcards: A Game of Orgman,” and “Highline: Plotting NYC.” Ms. Easterling’s research and writing were included in the 2014 Venice Biennale, and her work has been exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, the Rotterdam Biennale, and the Architectural League in New York. Ms. Easterling has lectured and published widely in the United States and abroad. She taught at Columbia prior to coming to Yale. She received B.A. and M.Arch. degrees from Princeton University.
John C. Eberhart Critic. Mr. Eberhart’s research focuses on parametric modeling and digital fabrication technologies as well as building information modeling (BIM). Mr. Eberhart maintains an architectural firm in Woodbridge, Connecticut, specializing in residential and light commercial work. In addition, the firm operates a fabrication shop designing and fabricating building components as well as custom cabinetry. Mr. Eberhart is also a design collaborator for C Studio located in New Haven, designing large-scale office and residential buildings across Latin America. He has worked at a number of design firms, including the offices of Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge Architects in Chicago and Pickard-Chilton Architects in New Haven. Mr. Eberhart received a B.S. from Ohio State University and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Peter Eisenman Charles Gwathmey Professor in Practice. Mr. Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator. The principal of Eisenman Architects, he has designed large-scale housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and a series of inventive private houses. His current projects include the six-building City of Culture of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and a large condominium housing block in Milan, Italy. Mr. Eisenman has taught at Cambridge University, Harvard University, Princeton University, Ohio State University, and the Cooper Union. His many books include Eisenman: Inside Out, Selected Writings 1963–1988; Written into the Void, Selected Writings 1990–2004; The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture; Tracing Eisenman; and Giuseppe Terragni: Transformations, Decompositions, Critiques. From 1967 to 1982 he was the director of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City, which he founded. Mr. Eisenman holds a B.Arch. from Cornell University, a M.S.Arch. from Columbia University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
Alexander J. Felson Associate Professor. Mr. Felson is an ecologist and registered landscape architect. His scholarly research focuses on urban land systems, including green infrastructure, local and regional park design, community to landscape ecology, and climate change adaptation. Mr. Felson’s design work integrates basic and applied ecological research as a driver of the form, layout, and function of urban design, planning, and infrastructure projects. He integrates ecosystem services and public space into urban landscape-based projects across the country. Mr. Felson seeks new ways of constructing biologically rich systems through research-based design and adaptive management. Mr. Felson is the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant researching vertical walls for active heat rejection. He participated as a core team member on the Rebuild by Design project for the Resilient Bridgeport proposal. Mr. Felson was the lead designer and participated in constructing bioretention gardens in Bridgeport, CT, and, in collaboration with Milone and McBroom, Inc., and the Nature Conservancy, developed a coastal resilience plan for Guilford, CT. He worked with Ken Smith Landscape Architect on projects, including NY Public School 19 (built in 2003), the East River Marsh Planter, and the Santa Fe Railyard Park in New Mexico (built in 2008). As an associate and director of ecological design at EDAW/AECOM, Mr. Felson designed the New York City Million Trees project on parkland (2009). He is a principal investigator with four years of data on a large-scale ecological research project investigating carbon accumulation, sustainable management, and biodiversity. Working with the Related Company for his Ph.D., Mr. Felson implemented experimental research on amphibian species as a design tool to inform the master plan. Other projects include Governor’s Island, the Presidio, the World Trade Center streetscapes, and the Beacon Institute. He received a B.A. and an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an M.L.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.
Martin J. Finio Critic. Mr. Finio is a founding partner at Christoff: Finio Architecture, a design firm in New York. The firm was featured as one of 2004’s Design Vanguard by Architectural Record and as one of the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices of 2005. Their current work includes both residential and institutional-scale projects. He was the editor of the 1999 2G monograph Williams Tsien: Works and a recipient of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. His firm’s work has won many awards, including a 2008 International Design Award, a 2009 National Honor Award from the AIA, and a 2014 Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been widely published and exhibited, including at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin. Before joining the Yale faculty he taught at Columbia University and was an associate for ten years in the office of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. He received a B.Arch. from Cooper Union.
Kurt W. Forster Professor Emeritus (Visiting). Mr. Forster has taught at Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, and Bauhaus University at Weimar and founded and directed research institutes at the Getty Research Center in Los Angeles and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. He has organized major exhibitions on Schinkel in Chicago, Carlo Scarpa in Vicenza, Italy, Herzog & de Meuron in Montreal, and for the 2004 Venice Biennale. Mr. Forster has published widely on the history of art and architecture. He is a member of the Research Council of the Palladio Center in Vicenza, Italy; the Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau, Germany; and the Accademia di San Lucca in Rome. Mr. Forster attended the universities of Berlin, Munich, and Florence and received a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich.
Bryan Fuermann Lecturer. Mr. Fuermann has taught eighteenth- to twentieth-century English and American literature and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British art history, including the history of landscape painting and of landscape architecture, at the University of Illinois, Urbana; the New School; Northwestern University; Columbia College; the Newberry Library; and the University of Illinois, Chicago. Mr. Fuermann received a B.A. from Northwestern University, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an M.Des.S. from Harvard University.
Mark Foster Gage Assistant Dean and Associate Professor. The work of Mr. Gage’s New York City firm, Mark Foster Gage Architects, ranges from large-scale architectural projects to interdisciplinary collaborations. Recent and current projects include a new Live Arts building adjacent to Frank Gehry’s Fisher Center at Bard College; a 100-acre park in Knoxville, Tennessee; a 50,000-square-foot vertical addition to a theater on 42nd Street adjacent to Times Square; interactive environments for Intel Corporation; a pavilion for H&M at the Coachella Music Festival; a private library on the site of a Templar Chapel in Shropshire, England; and a dress for Lady Gaga. His work has been exhibited internationally, including in the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Venice, Rotterdam, and Beijing Biennales. Mr. Gage’s writings have been featured in academic publications, including Log, Volume, the Journal of Architectural Education, Perspecta, Fulcrum, Mole, and Architectural Design. In addition, his work has been featured in Vogue, Newsweek, Surface, Wired, the New York Times, and Fast Company, and on MTV and PBS. Mr. Gage was guest editor, along with Florencia Pita, for the fall 2009 issue of Log 17. He is the coeditor of Composites, Surfaces, and Software: High Performance Architecture and editor of Aesthetic Theory: Essential Texts for Architecture and Design. Mr. Gage has taught at Columbia University and the Institute for the Study of Classical Architecture. He received a B.Arch. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Alexander Garvin Professor Adjunct. Mr. Garvin is currently president of AGA Public Realm Strategists, Inc., a planning and design firm in New York City that is responsible for the initial master plans for the Atlanta BeltLine; Tessera, a 700-acre new community outside of Austin, Texas; and Hinton Park in Collierville, Tennessee. From 1996 to 2005 he was managing director for NYC2012, New York City’s committee for the 2012 Olympic bid. During 2002–3 Mr. Garvin was the vice president for planning, design, and development of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the agency charged with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site following 9/11. He has also held prominent positions in New York City government, including deputy commissioner of housing and city planning commissioner. Mr. Garvin is the author of numerous articles and books, including What Makes a Great City; the expanded and updated third edition of The American City: What Works, What Doesn’t; The Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities; Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities; and Parks, Recreation, and Open Space: A 21st Century Agenda; and he is one of the principal authors of Urban Parks and Open Space, published jointly, in 1997, by the Trust for Public Land and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Garvin’s other publications include The Beltline Emerald Necklace: Atlanta’s New Public Realm, commissioned by the Georgia office of the Trust for Public Land; A New Public Realm for De Kalb County, published by the Livable Communities Coalition of Atlanta, Georgia; and Hinton Park: From Farmland to Parkland, commissioned by the town of Collierville, Tennessee. In 2012 the New York Chapter of the AIA awarded Mr. Garvin its Award of Merit. He received a B.A., M.Arch., and M.U.S. from Yale University.
Kevin D. Gray Lecturer. Mr. Gray is a former managing director of real estate investment banking for PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities, and the editor, with John R. White, of Shopping Centers and Other Retail Properties. He is a registered architect and a licensed real estate appraiser and broker. Mr. Gray is a principal of Kevin D. Gray Consulting (USA), a real estate equity consulting firm active in the United States and abroad. He is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Gray has been a lecturer in real estate finance and investment at the Yale School of Management since 1999. He received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Yale University.
Steven Harris Professor Adjunct. Before joining the Yale faculty, Mr. Harris taught at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, Princeton, and Harvard. He is the founding partner of Steven Harris Architects in New York City. Their first monograph, True Life, features twenty-five years of work that has been widely published and received numerous awards. Mr. Harris is a member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, the 2012 AD100, and Elle Décor’s A-List. He is coeditor with Deborah Berke of Architecture of the Everyday. Mr. Harris received a B.A. from New College, a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an M.Arch. from Princeton University.
Andrei Harwell Critic. Mr. Harwell is an architect, urban designer, and planner. Over the past fifteen years he has been involved in the design and management of a wide range of award-winning projects, from the design of individual buildings and public spaces to neighborhood and downtown plans. Since 2006 he has managed the Yale Urban Design Workshop and Center for Design Research in New Haven. Before joining the Yale faculty, Mr. Harwell practiced in the New York office of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, where he worked on major cultural and institutional projects, including the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, the Theatre for a New Audience, and the Packer Collegiate Institute. His design work and research have been published in the New York Times, Architectural Record, Building Design, mu·dot, and Connecticut Magazine. Mr. Harwell holds a B.Arch. from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Dolores Hayden Professor of Architecture and Professor of American Studies. Ms. Hayden is the past president of the Urban History Association and the author of several award-winning books about American landscapes and the politics of the built environment, most recently A Field Guide to Sprawl (Norton, 2004) and Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820–2000 (Pantheon Books, 2003, Vintage, 2004). Her book The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History (MIT Press, 1995) explores urban memory in ethnic communities in downtown Los Angeles. Gender and space are the subjects of The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities (MIT Press, 1981) and Redesigning the American Dream: Gender, Housing, Work, and Family Life (Norton, 1985; revised and expanded, 2002). A former Guggenheim, Rockefeller, NEH, NEA, and ACLS/Ford fellow, Ms. Hayden has taught at MIT, UC Berkeley, and UCLA as well as Yale. In 2006–7 she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where in 2009 she co-led “Researching the Built Environment: Spatial Methods and Public Practices.” Ms. Hayden is also a widely published poet whose work has appeared in The Yale Review, Southwest Review, The American Scholar, and The Best American Poetry 2009. In 2012 she was a poetry fellow at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Ms. Hayden received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.Arch. from Harvard University.
Adam Hopfner Critic and Director of the Building Project. Mr. Hopfner is the founder of Hopfner Studio, a design-build practice based in New Haven. His recent projects have included a certified passive dwelling, a mixed-use music recording studio, painting studio, and office space as well as various residential commissions. Prior to founding Hopfner Studio, he worked on award-winning projects as a project manager at Gray Organschi Architecture. In 2015 Mr. Hopfner was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. He received a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Joyce Hsiang Assistant Dean and Critic. Ms. Hsiang is founding principal of Plan B Architecture & Urbanism, an interdisciplinary design and research practice based in New Haven. She has been awarded the 2013 AIA Latrobe Prize and received a Graham Foundation Grant in 2015 for the “City of 7 Billion,” a project that examines urbanization and design at the scale of the world. Ms. Hsiang received a Hines Research Grant for Advanced Sustainability in Architecture in 2009 and an AIA Upjohn Research Grant in 2010 for her research in the design of a “Sustainability Index” to measure and manage urban development. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and biennials worldwide, including the 2011 Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE; the 2011 Chengdu Architecture Biennale in China; the 2013 Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale; the Yale School of Architecture in 2015; and the 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial. Ms. Hsiang’s research has been featured in diverse forums, including Atlantic Cities, Bracket, New Geographies, L.A. Forum, the Copenhagen Urban Futures Forum, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio program Future Tense. She has published articles on urbanization at the global scale, indexing sustainability, new planning practices for the Maldives, and the rapid urbanization of Riyadh. Award-winning design projects include an inaugural J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize for the installation “Anything Can Happen in the Woods” in Columbus, Indiana, and the 2011 Modern Atlanta Prize for an ecological masterplan for Gadeokdo Island in South Korea. Ongoing projects include an atlas of the world as a city, a spatial planning strategy for the Maldives, and the design of a network of children’s libraries in Mozambique. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Ms. Hsiang worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in the Netherlands and Pelli Clarke Pelli in New Haven, where she led and managed the design and construction of large-scale urban projects throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Ms. Hsiang received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
John D. Jacobson Associate Dean and Professor Adjunct. Mr. Jacobson has worked as a designer for Pfisterer, Tor and Associates, a consulting engineering firm, and as a project manager for a general contracting firm as well as for Cesar Pelli & Associates. For twenty years Mr. Jacobson was the product designer and owner of a manufacturing firm specializing in products for children. Mr. Jacobson received a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Kathleen James-Chakraborty Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History, fall term. Ms. James-Chakraborty, a historian, is professor of art history at the University College Dublin. She has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley; the Ruhr-Universität Bochum; and the University of Minnesota. Her most recent books include Architecture since 1400 (Minnesota, 2014) and two edited collections, India in Art in Ireland (Routledge, 2016) and Bauhaus Culture: From Weimar to the Cold War (Minnesota, 2006). Ms. James-Chakraborty received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Yoko Kawai Lecturer. Ms. Kawai is cofounder and principal of Penguin Environmental Design, based in Hamden, Connecticut, and in Osaka, Japan. Her firm focuses on incorporating landscape into architecture, often by using spatial concepts of East Asia. Its works include a residential alteration that received a CTC&G Innovation in Design award in 2015, a dry garden for Frost Valley YMCA in 2014, and a stonescape at the Yale University Art Gallery in 2009. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Ms. Kawai taught Japanese architecture and design studios at the New York Institute of Technology and in Japan at St. Agnes’ University, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, and Setsunan University. Her research examines the influence of information communication technology on urban and architectural forms in the United States and in Asian countries. Ms. Kawai’s articles have been published in various international scholarly journals. She wrote the chapter “Choose, Create, & Connect: How Telework Liberates Ideas of Dwelling” in Korekara no Sumaito Machi (Future Dwellings and Cities), published by Asakura Shoten in 2014. Ms. Kawai received a B.Eng. from Kyoto University, an M.Arch. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from Kobe University.
Tessa Kelly Critic. Ms. Kelly is principal of the firm ARCADE, which is based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Her work, which focuses on strengthening the identity of small cities through design interpretations of local history, has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Mass Humanities, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and MassDevelopment. Ms. Kelly has worked in a range of small and large firms, including Turner Brooks Architect in New Haven, Hector Gath in Buenos Aires, FXFOWLE in New York, and Dissing+Weitling in Copenhagen. She received a B.A. from Williams College and an M.Arch. from Harvard University.
George Knight Critic. Mr. Knight is the founding principal of Knight Architecture, an award-winning, full-service architectural design firm specializing in residential, institutional, and urban redevelopment projects. Prior to this, he was a senior associate with Cesar Pelli & Associates in New Haven, where he worked for ten years designing international and domestic projects and competitions. In 2015 Mr. Knight was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. He received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Amy Lelyveld Critic. Ms. Lelyveld does research on the many theoretical and physical permutations of the Chinese house, ancient to modern. From 2009 until 2012, she directed the School’s undergraduate China program. She is principal of the New York-based firm Amy Lelyveld, Architect, which does residential and institutional work in the United States and China. She is the recipient of AIA NY and AIA Seattle design awards. Articles by Ms. Lelyveld have appeared in a variety of journals, including 2G, AD, and WA. In addition to teaching at Yale, she teaches at Columbia University and has taught at Peking and Tsinghua universities. Ms. Lelyveld received an A.B. from the University of Chicago and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
M.J. Long Critic. Ms. Long has been a partner in the firm Long & Kentish in London, England, since its inception in 1994. Prior to that, Ms. Long was in partnership with Sir Colin St. John Wilson. She has lectured and written widely. Ms. Long has extensive teaching experience on both sides of the Atlantic. She has published numerous articles, particularly in the realm of library design, and has acted as a consultant in this field. Ms. Long has published three books, the most recent of which is Artists’ Studios. She is chair of the British national Design Review Panel and was made an officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 2009 for services to architecture and architectural education. Ms. Long received a B.A. from Smith College and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Ariane Lourie Harrison Critic. Ms. Lourie Harrison is an architect and cofounder of Harrison Atelier in New York, an architectural research and design practice whose recent projects include the “Birds and Bees” pavilion (CR-10, Limlithgo, New York, 2016), “Species Wall” pavilion (Clermont State Historical Site, Germantown, New York, 2015), a pavilion at Architecture OMI (Ghent, New York, 2014), performance designs for VEAL (The Invisible Dog Art Center, 2013), Pharmacophore (Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2011), and Anchises (Bournemouth, Bristol, and New York, 2010). Harrison Atelier has been recognized for innovative installation design (World Stage Design, 2013). She is the editor of an anthology, Architectural Theories of the Environment: Posthuman Territory (Routledge, 2013) and of Peter Eisenman’s Ten Canonical Buildings (Rizzoli, 2008). She received fellowships from the AIA/AAF, the Marandon Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation. Ms. Lourie Harrison received an A.B. from Princeton University, an M.Arch. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from New York University.
Bimal Mendis Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor Adjunct. Mr. Mendis is a founding partner of Plan B Architecture & Urbanism, a research and design collaborative engaged in the investigation and development of urban infrastructures. Current projects include the development of urban planning initiatives for the Republic of Maldives. His research includes the design of a sustainability index to measure and manage urban developments, which was awarded a grant from the Hines Research Fund for Advanced Sustainability in Architecture and an AIA Upjohn Research Grant. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Mr. Mendis was a project manager at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, where he led numerous large-scale projects in the Middle East, including the new Central Library at Education City in Doha, Qatar. His continuing engagement with the Middle East extends to his scholarly research, which examines the growing network of educational establishments that are rapidly transforming the Gulf states, and has been published in Al Manakh and Al Manakh 2: Export Gulf. Mr. Mendis’s work has also won numerous awards and competitions, including the winning entry and commission for “Intertidal,” an urban tidal park in Buzzard’s Bay, Mass. He is also the director of Undergraduate Studies in Architecture at the School. Mr. Mendis received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Edward Mitchell Associate Professor Adjunct. Mr. Mitchell is an architect and writer who previously taught at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and the Illinois Institute of Technology. His design work has been published in Alphabet City, A+U and is featured in Fast Forward and Formerly Urban: Projecting Rust Belt Futures. His critical essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Log, Any, Perspecta, and the Journal of Architectural Education. Mr. Mitchell has lectured and exhibited internationally, received awards in competitions, and been honored with a Young Architects Award by the New York Architectural League. His practice in New Haven involves residential, commercial, and urban design, including several houses in Connecticut. He is a fellow of the Urban Design Workshop and has set up a collaborative, Komanda, with architects and environmentalists in New York. He is also a former member of Vita Nuova, a national group of environmental engineers, financial experts, and designers involved in the redevelopment of environmentally impacted properties, including the long-term planning and rehabilitation of 16,000 acres of coal mines in Pennsylvania. In 2012 Mr. Mitchell was the co-chair and editor of the ACSA annual symposium and research book, “New Constellations/ New Ecologies.” He is currently working on the development of a small rural community in Vermont. Mr. Mitchell received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.Arch. from Princeton University.
Kyoung Sun Moon Associate Professor. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Mr. Moon taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked as an architect at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Chicago, MAC Architects and Consultants in Seoul, and the Republic of Korea Navy. Mr. Moon was educated as both an architect and engineer, and his primary research area is the integration between the art and science/technology of architecture, with a focus on tall buildings. His articles have appeared in the Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, Engineering Structures, Architectural Science Review, Journal of Architectural Engineering, Journal of Urban Technology, and the International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development. He is a member of the ASCE Committee on Tall Buildings and the CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee. Mr. Moon is a deputy editor of the International Journal of High-Rise Buildings and an editorial board member of other research journals. He received a B.S. from Seoul National University, an M.Arch. and an M.S.C.E. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Joeb Moore Critic. Mr. Moore is principal of Joeb Moore + Partners, Architects, an architecture and design firm in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is the recipient of more than fifty AIA New England, AIA CT, and AIA NY Design Awards since founding his practice in 1993. The firm’s work and process focus on the relationship between landscape, architecture, and art. Recent awards include two AIA National Honor Awards in Housing and an American Architecture Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. Before joining the Yale faculty in 2007, Mr. Moore taught at Catholic University and Columbia University. From 1996 to 2006 he was the assistant director of the Barnard/Columbia Undergraduate Architecture Department. His background is in the history and theory of aesthetics and systems of representation in architecture. In 2015 Mr. Moore received the Centennial Alumni Achievement Award from Clemson University. He has lectured and exhibited widely on his work and research, which currently is focused on the history of the house and the legacy of the “Harvard Five” and the American mid-century “Good Life” residential house and program. Mr. Moore received a B.S. and an M.Arch. from Clemson University.
Alan W. Organschi Critic. Mr. Organschi is design principal and partner at Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, a firm recognized nationally for its residential, institutional, and infrastructural design. He is also the principal of JIG Design Build, an offshoot of his work at Gray Organschi Architecture that specializes in the prototyping, fabrication, and installation of building components and systems. Mr. Organschi and his partner, Elizabeth Gray, were honored in 2012 by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and by the American Institute for Architecture with a National Award in Housing for their design of the Fairfield Jesuit Center. In addition to writing and lecturing on construction technology in design, Mr. Organschi is a member of the steering committee of the Cities and Climate Change Network, an international consortium of scientists, policy-makers, and design practitioners engaged in interdisciplinary research and the implementation of global projects in carbon mitigation and climate adaptation. He is a contributing author and editorial board member of the upcoming book Mitigating Climate Change: The Emerging Face of Modern Cities. His ongoing research explores the use of new wood technologies in mid-rise, high-density housing and infrastructure. Prior to teaching at Yale, Mr. Organschi taught at Wesleyan University and, since 2010, has served as a visiting professor in the graduate design program at the Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen Associate Professor. Ms. Pelkonen’s scholarly work focuses on twentieth-century European and American architecture with interest in the genesis and meaning of architectural form within various national and historical contexts. Ms. Pelkonen is the author of Achtung Architektur! Image and Phantasm in Contemporary Austrian Architecture (MIT Press, 1996) and Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity and Geopolitics (Yale University Press, 2009); a coeditor of Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future (Yale, 2006) and Architecture + Art: New Visions, New Strategies (Aalto Academy, 2007); and editor of Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment (Yale, 2011). Her articles have appeared in various publications, including Daidalos, Log, and Perspecta. Ms. Pelkonen’s book on Saarinen received the Philip Johnson Award, granted by the Society of Architectural Historians for the best exhibition catalogue of the year, and the Sir Banister Fletcher Award, granted annually by the Authors’ Club of London for the best book on art or architecture. Her book on Aalto won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award, also granted by the Society of Architectural Historians, given annually for distinguished scholarship by a North American author. Prior to coming to Yale, Ms. Pelkonen worked in a number of European firms, most notably with Reima and Raili Pietilä, Architects, in Helsinki, Finland, and Volker Giencke, Architects, in Graz, Austria. She is currently a design associate with Turner Brooks Architects, where she has collaborated on such projects as the Gilder Boathouse for Yale and the Pelkonen/Brooks residence. In 2010 Ms. Pelkonen was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. She received an M.Arch. from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, an M.E.D. from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Alan J. Plattus Professor. Mr. Plattus began teaching at Yale in 1986 after serving on the faculty of Princeton University for seven years. He is the current director of the School’s Ph.D. program and the Yale Urban Design Workshop and Center for Urban Design Research (YUDW), which he founded in 1992 and which undertakes research and design studies for communities throughout Connecticut and the metropolitan region. Current YUDW projects include planning for a Heritage Park along the Thames River between New London and Groton, Connecticut, and resiliency planning for Bridgeport and the Connecticut coast funded by HUD’s Rebuild by Design program. Mr. Plattus also directs the School’s China Studio, a collaboration between Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Yale School of Architecture, and recently led a Yale and international team to develop plans for a Peace Park along the Jordan River on the Israeli-Jordanian border. He has served on the boards of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the Journal of Architectural Education, and Architectural Research Quarterly, as well as the Connecticut Main Street Center and the New Haven Preservation Trust. Mr. Plattus received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.Arch. from Princeton University.
Alexander Purves Professor Emeritus. After ten years of professional practice in New York City, primarily in the area of housing with Davis, Brody & Associates, Mr. Purves returned to Yale, where he has been active in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. A member of the faculty since 1976, Mr. Purves served as acting dean from January to December 1992. He maintains his professional practice in New Haven, where his work with Allan Dehar includes the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at the Yale School of Medicine. In 2009 Mr. Purves was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. He received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Todd Reisz Daniel Rose (’51) Visiting Assistant Professor. Mr. Reisz is an architect and writer focusing on the cities of the Gulf region, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. He is the editor of Al Manakh 2: Gulf Continued, which analyzes the recent developments of cities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the UAE. Mr. Reisz is also an editor at Portal 9, a Beirut-based journal addressing cities in Arab countries and beyond. For several years he led urban research projects at AMO, the think tank arm of Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam. Mr. Reisz’s writing has been featured in such publications as Perspecta, Log, Architectural Design, Volume, and Artforum. He received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Kevin Rotheroe Lecturer. Mr. Rotheroe owns Free Form, an architecture and sculpture studio in New York City, and runs Free Form Research, a nonprofit studio conducting sponsored and proprietary investigations into advanced digitally based material-forming technologies. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and has patents on biomimetic structural systems. Mr. Rotheroe is a licensed architect and has practiced extensively in Chicago, London, New York, and Connecticut. Prior to teaching at Yale, he was an assistant professor of design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Rotheroe received a B.S. and an M.Arch. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.Des.S. and a D.Des. from Harvard University.
Elihu Rubin Associate Professor. Mr. Rubin’s work bridges the urban disciplines, focusing on the built environments of nineteenth- and twentieth-century cities, the history and theory of city planning, urban geography and cultural landscape, transportation and mobility, architectural preservation and heritage planning, and the social life of urban space. He has made documentary videos on topics relating to urban history, the politics of public space, urban redevelopment, architectural modernism, street life, and carpooling. Mr. Rubin is the author of Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale University Press, 2012), which received the Lewis Mumford Prize for Best Book from the Society for American City and Regional Planning History and the Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book on a North American topic from the Urban History Association. His work has also been published in Buildings & Landscapes and Radical History Review. Mr. Rubin received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.C.P. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Joel Sanders Professor Adjunct. Mr. Sanders is an architect practicing in New York City. Prior to joining Yale, he was an assistant professor at Princeton University and the director of the graduate program at Parsons School of Design. His work has been featured in numerous international exhibitions, including Open House at the Vitra Design Museum, Cut: Revealing the Section and Glamour at SF MoMA, New Hotels for Global Nomads at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Bienal de São Paulo, and Cut ’n’ Paste and Unprivate House at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Projects designed in his practice belong to the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, SF MoMA, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, and his work has been showcased in numerous publications, including Architecture, Interior Design, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Wired, Metropolis, Dwell, and A+U. Mr. Sanders has received numerous awards, including an ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award, six New York AIA Design Awards, two New York State AIA Design Awards, two Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards, an AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter Honor Award, a Chicago Athenaeum International Design Award, and two Design Citations from Progressive Architecture. The editor of Stud: Architectures of Masculinity, he frequently writes about art and design, most recently for Art Forum and the Harvard Design Magazine. Monacelli Press released a monograph of his work, Joel Sanders: Writings and Projects, in 2005, and released Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture, with Diana Balmori, in 2011. Mr. Sanders received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Columbia University.
Aniket Shahane Critic. Mr. Shahane is principal at Office of Architecture, a Brooklyn-based architecture practice. Since founding the studio in 2009, he has overseen the design and execution of a variety of projects—both commissioned and speculative—that have been featured in diverse print and online publications such as Architectural Record, Dwell, ArchDaily, and Architizer, as well as exhibitions organized by AIA New York and Storefront for Art and Architecture. Office of Architecture projects have received multiple awards, including merit awards from Residential Architect and Gowanus by Design. Prior to establishing his own practice, Mr. Shahane trained in the offices of Enric Miralles in Barcelona and Joel Sanders in New York City as designer and project architect on several award-winning works. Before teaching at Yale, he taught undergraduate design studios at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Mr. Shahane received a B.Arch. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Robert A.M. Stern J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture. Mr. Stern, founder and senior partner in the firm of Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York City and a dean of the School from 1998 until 2016, is the recipient of the 2017 Topaz Medallion, awarded jointly by the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in recognition of outstanding service to architectural education. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received both the Athena Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Board of Directors’ Honor from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, was the tenth recipient of the Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum, and laureate of the Driehaus Prize for traditional and classical architecture and urbanism. Prior to becoming dean at Yale, Mr. Stern was a professor of architecture and director of the Preservation program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. He served from 1984 to 1988 as the first director of Columbia’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. Mr. Stern has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad on both historical and contemporary topics in architecture. He is the author of several books, including New Directions in American Architecture; George Howe: Toward a Modern American Architecture; and Modern Classicism. Mr. Stern’s interest and experience in the development of New York City’s architecture and urbanism can be seen in books he has coauthored: New York 1880, New York 1900, New York 1930, New York 1960, and New York 2000. He has recently coauthored Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City. In 1986 Mr. Stern hosted “Pride of Place: Building the American Dream,” an eight-part, eight-hour documentary television series aired on PBS. In the fall of 2001, Mr. Stern lectured at Yale as the William Clyde DeVane Professor. He received a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.Arch. from Yale University.
Michael Szivos Critic. Mr. Szivos is the founder of SOFTlab, a New York City-based design studio that combines research, technology, and ideas to craft work that spans multiple mediums and scales. In 2012 SOFTlab was awarded the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers, and in 2010 the studio was selected, along with seven other young studios, for the New Practices New York award by the AIA Chapter of New York. Mr. Szivos also teaches at Pratt Institute and Columbia University. He received a B.A. from Louisiana State University and an M.S.A.A.D. from Columbia University.
Anthony Vidler Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History, spring term. Historian and critic, Mr. Vidler is the former dean of Cooper Union School of Architecture, before which he taught at Princeton and UCLA. His most recent books include The Scenes of the Street and Other Essays (Monacelli Press, 2011), James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive (Yale Press, 2010), and Histories of the Immediate Present: Inventing Architectural Modernism (MIT Press, 2008). He received a B.A. and a Dipl. Arch. from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. from the Technical University Delft.
Carter Wiseman Lecturer. In addition to Mr. Wiseman’s work as a writer and editor at the Associated Press and Newsweek, he was the architectural critic at New York Magazine for sixteen years. He has written on architecture for Architectural Record, Interior Design, and ARTnews, among other publications. He is the author of I. M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture, Twentieth-Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their Makers, Louis I. Kahn: Beyond Time and Style, A Life in Architecture, and Writing Architecture. Mr. Wiseman was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. from Columbia University.