Curriculum Vitae


Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Columbia University, Mail Code 0365
New York, NY 10027
PhD, UC Berkeley, Architecture, 1978
MArch, UC Berkeley, Architecture, 1974
BA, NYU, History and Art History, 1969
Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation,Columbia University, 1988—present
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation,Columbia University, 1983-87
Director, Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University, 1988-92
Host, “History Detectives,” PBS series, 2002-present
Graham Foundation Fellowship, 2006
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Fellowship, 2005-6
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2004-5
Getty Fellow, Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1992-93
Fellow, University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities, 1991
Nina Sutton Weeks Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center, 1982-83
Fellowship in the Humanities, Ford Foundation, 1979-80
USA. London, Reaktion Books, Modern Architectures in History series, 2008; distributed by the University of Chicago Press
Editor, The Formation of National Collections of Art and Archaeology. Washington, DC, CASVA/National Gallery of Art, 1995
The Politics of Design in French Colonial Urbanism. Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 1991; paperback ed., 1991
Editor (and exhibition curator), The History of History in American Schools of Architecture. New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1990
Building the Dream: A Social History of Housing in America. New York, Pantheon, 1981; paperback ed., MIT Press, 1983 (now in its 17th printing)
Moralism and the Model Home: Domestic Architecture and Cultural Conflict in Chicago, 1873-1913. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1980; ppbk.ed., 1985.
  PUBLICATIONS (Select Recent Articles)
“Frank Lloyd Wright’s Domestic Landscapes.” On and By Frank Lloyd Wright,ed. Robert McCarter. London, Phaidon, 2005 (Earlier versions appeared in Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect, ed. Terence Riley. New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1994; and The Nature of Frank Lloyd Wright, ed. Carol Bolon, Robert Nelson & Linda Seidel. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1988.)
“Cultural History: Europeans, Americans, and the Meaning of Space,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 64 (Dec. 2005)
“Informal Cities, Multiple Realities,” Informal Cities, ed. Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner. Munich, Prestel, 2005
“Modern Vernaculars.” Everyday America: Cultural Landscape Studies after J.B. Jackson, ed. C. Wilson & P. Groth. Berkeley, Univ.Califormia Press, 2003
“Building Global Modernism.” Gray Room 7 (Spring 2002)
“Modern Housing at the Millennium.” Praxis 3 (2001)
“L’urbanisme et la politique spatiale du New Deal,” Les Années 30: l’architecture et les arts de l’espace, ed. Jean-Louis Cohen, Paris, Musée des Monuments Français, 1997
“A Partnership: Catherine Bauer and William Wurster,” An Ordinary Modernism: The Dwellings of William Wurster, ed. Marc Treib. San Francisco, SFMoMA, 1995
Architectural criticism, book reviews and interviews for the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, etc.
Section Editor, Handbook of Architectural Theory, ed. Hilde Heynen, Stephen Cairns, Sibel Bozdogan, and Greig Crysler. London, Sage Publications, 2009.
“Apartment House.” Trésor des mots de la ville, ed. Christian Topalov. Paris, CNRS/UNESCO, 2008
“Global Ambition and Local Knowledge,” Modernism and the Middle East, ed. Sandy Isenstadt and Kishwar Rizvi. Seattle, Univ. Washington Press, 2008
Elected a fellow in the Society of American Historians in 1985.

Biography in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.