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Robert A.M. Stern Dean and 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, 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 in 1998, 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. 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.

D. Michelle Addington Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design. Prior to teaching at Yale, Ms. Addington taught at Harvard University for ten years and before that at Temple University and Philadelphia University. Her background includes work at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, where she developed structural data for composite materials and designed components for unmanned spacecraft. Ms. Addington then spent a decade as a process design and power plant engineer as well as a manufacturing supervisor at DuPont, and after studying architecture, she was an architectural associate at a firm based in Philadelphia. She researches discrete systems and technology transfer, and she serves as an adviser on energy and sustainability for many organizations, including the Department of Energy and the AIA. Her chapters and articles on energy, environmental systems, lighting, and materials have appeared in many books and journals, and she recently coauthored Smart Materials and Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions. 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.

Victor Agran Lecturer. Mr. Agran is a practicing architect with a research interest in drawing history, theory, and practice. He is currently a senior associate with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven. In addition to teaching at Yale, Mr. Agran worked with 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 principal at Apicella + Bunton Architects in New Haven. Recent work of the firm includes renovations to the Yale Daily News building, the library in Philip Johnson’s Kline Biology Tower, and a dormitory at Lafayette College. Prior to starting Apicella + Bunton, he worked for Cesar Pelli & Associates 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, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Mr. Apicella received a B.Arch. from Cornell University.

Sunil Bald Critic. 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. His firm has 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. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.Arch. from Columbia University.

Thomas H. Beeby Professor (Adjunct). Mr. Beeby was dean of the School from 1985 until 1992, and director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1980 to 1985. He is now chairman emeritus of HBRA Architects in Chicago. He was for forty years the principal in charge of design at this firm, where he oversaw the planning and design of a broad range of projects including Chicago’s Harold Washington Library Center and the Bass Library at Yale and most recently the Federal Office and Courthouse in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mr. Beeby was the recipient of the Driehaus Prize in 2013. He received a B.Arch. from Cornell University and an M.Arch. from Yale University.

Andrew Benner Critic. Mr. Benner is the principal of abab, an architectural practice based in Guilford, 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.

Deborah Berke Professor (Adjunct). Ms. Berke is the founder of the architecture and design firm Deborah Berke Partners. Work designed by the firm includes the three museum-hotel hybrids of the award-winning 21c Museum Hotels, the Yale School of Art’s Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Hall, and 48 Bond Street, a residential building in Manhattan. Currently the firm is working on several large-scale commercial and university buildings. She lectures throughout the United States and has won numerous design awards. In 2012 Ms. Berke was awarded the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and 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. She serves as a trustee of the Forum for Urban Design and a trustee and vice president of desigNYC. Ms. Berke received a B.F.A. and a B.Arch. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.U.P. in Urban Design from the City University of New York. In 2005 the Rhode Island School of Design awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts.

Phillip G. Bernstein Lecturer. Mr. Bernstein is an architect and a vice president at Autodesk, Inc., a provider of design software, where he leads strategic industry relations for the company and is responsible for setting the company’s future vision and strategy for technology serving the building industry, as well as cultivating and sustaining the firm’s relationships with strategic industry leaders and associations. Prior to joining Autodesk, Mr. Bernstein was an associate principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. He writes and lectures extensively about practice and technology issues. Mr. Bernstein is a trustee of the Emma Willard School of Troy, N.Y., 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 recently coedited Building (in) the Future: Recasting Labor in Architecture and BIM in Academia. 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 prize-winning Hawaiian Modern (Yale, 2008; edited with Dean Sakamoto); and the interdisciplinary Constructing the Ineffable (Yale School of Architecture, 2011). Her current book project, “Middle Ground/Middle East: Religious Sites in Urban Contexts,” explores religious space in contemporary urbanism. 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 is resident director of the Berkeley Center at Yale. 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.

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 new building for the performing arts at the campus of Cold Spring School in New Haven, the conversion of an existing Masonic Lodge into space for art studios and the performing arts in West Haven, Connecticut, and a house in upstate New York for two geologists and their family. Recently finished are 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, and a new campus with housing and community facilities at a center for the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder. 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, are among the firm’s published institutional projects. The monograph Turner Brooks: Work was published in 1995. His work also has been featured in books and magazines domestically and abroad and in an exhibition at Middlebury College in December of 2010. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation, and he was awarded a Mid-Career Rome Prize Fellowship in 1984. He has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, 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.

Paul B. Brouard Critic. For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Brouard managed the technical, construction, and fiscal components of the Building Project, which has built pavilions, camp buildings, affordable housing, and other structures for nonprofit clients. Mr. Brouard received the Judith Capan Award recognizing excellence in instruction and was part of a team given the Elm City Award. He is experienced in practice, contracting, and construction management. Mr. Brouard holds a B.A. from St. Lawrence University and an M.Arch. 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. Prior to teaching at Yale, he worked for Neil M. Denari Architects and Johnston Marklee & Associates in Los Angeles and taught at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, the University of Kentucky, and Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Buck received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.Arch. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Mario Carpo Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History, fall term. After studying architecture and history in Italy, Mr. Carpo was an assistant professor at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Since 1993 he has been a tenured associate professor in France and more recently a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Mr. Carpo has also taught at several distinguished universities in Europe and in the United States, including Cornell, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Williams College, and has been a scholar in residence at the Getty Research Institute and at the American Academy in Rome. From 2002 to 2005 Mr. Carpo was the head of the Study Centre at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. His research and publications focus on the relationship among architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology. Mr. Carpo’s award-winning Architecture in the Age of Printing (2001) has been translated into several languages. His most recent books are Perspective, Projections and Design (2007, coedited); a translation of and commentary on Leon Battista Alberti’s Descriptio Urbis Romae (2007, coauthored); a monograph on the work of Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati (2008, coauthored), and the recently published The Alphabet and the Algorithm (MIT Press, 2011). His recent essays and articles have been published in Log, Perspecta, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Grey Room, L’Architecture d’aujourd’hui, Arquitectura Viva, AD/Architectural Design, Abitare, Lotus International, and Arch+. Mr. Carpo received a Dr.Arch. from the University of Florence and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute.

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. Ms. Davies 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, and other journals and anthologies. She is the editor of 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. Mr. de Bretteville holds a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.

Keller Easterling Professor. Ms. Easterling is an architect, urbanist, and writer. Her latest book, Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and Its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005), researches familiar spatial products that have landed in difficult or hyperbolic political situations around the world. The book won Yale’s Gustave Ranis Award for the best book by a Yale faculty member in 2005. Her previous book, Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America, applies network theory to a discussion of American infrastructure and development formats. The recent ebook The Action is the Form: Victor Hugo’s TED Talk (Strelka Press, 2012) previews Ms. Easterling’s forthcoming book, “Extrastatecraft: The Powers of Matrix Space” (Verso, 2013), which will examine global infrastructure networks as a medium of polity. Ms. Easterling is the coauthor, with Rick Prelinger, of Call It Home, a laser disc history of suburbia, released in DVD in 2013. She is also the author of a book and database titled American Town Plans. On the Web, Ms. Easterling has published research installations such as “Wildcards: A Game of Orgman” and “Highline: Plotting NYC.” Her work has been widely published in journals such as Art Forum, Domus, Grey Room, Volume, Cabinet, Assemblage, Log, Praxis, Harvard Design Magazine, Perspecta, Metalocus, and ANY. Her work is also included as chapters in numerous publications. She has lectured widely in the United States as well as internationally. Ms. Easterling’s work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Rotterdam Biennale, the Queens Museum, the Architectural League, the Municipal Arts Society, and the Wexner Center. Ms. Easterling 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.

Makram el Kadi Critic. Mr. el Kadi is cofounder and principal of L.E.FT, an architectural design firm based in New York City since 2005. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, he taught at Columbia University. Mr. el Kadi has also taught as the Aga Khan Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale in 2011. L.E.FT’s work has been published in The New York Times, Architectural Record, and The Architect’s Newspaper and has been exhibited in major museums, including the Guggenheim New York and the Museum of Modern Art. The firm was the recipient of the 2010 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York, a 2010 Design Vanguard from The Architectural Record, and a 2002 Young Architects Forum prize from the Architectural League of New York. In 2009 L.E.FT was a finalist in the Young Artists Program of MoMA PS1; in 2010 it was a finalist for the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize in Architecture. Mr. el Kadi received a B.Arch. from the American University of Beirut and an M.Arch. from Parsons The New School for Design.

Susan Farricielli Lecturer. Ms. Farricielli, a sculptor and industrial designer, is currently managing partner of Kinetic Innovative Seating. Besides teaching at Yale, she has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Fairfield University, and Quinnipiac University. She was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. Ms. Farricielli has done industrial design work for American Standard, Black & Decker, Keeney Manufacturing, Stride Rite Shoes, and Reseal International. She received a Design Arts Award from the National Endowment for the Arts for a wheelchair design for the elderly. In 2006 she was a nominee for Connecticut Woman Innovator of the Year through the Connecticut Technology Council and received an award from Foresight Technologies for her wheelchair. Ms. Farricielli has completed private and public sculpture commissions for the cities of New Haven, Plainville, Hot Springs, Arkansas, and for Ohio State University. She received a B.F.A. from Northern Kentucky University and an M.I.D. from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Alexander J. Felson Assistant 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 and migration. 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 design to landscape-based projects in New York. Mr. Felson seeks new ways of constructing biologically rich systems through research-based design and adaptive management. 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. He is now a principal investigator implementing a large-scale ecological research project to study carbon accumulation, sustainable management, and biodiversity. Working with a developer 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 and a 2009 National Honor Award from the AIA, and 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, 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. Since 2001, he has taught the history of European landscape architecture from antiquity to the present at Yale. 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 firm, Gage/Clemenceau Architects, ranges from large-scale architectural projects to interdisciplinary collaborations, including new flagship store designs for the fashion company Diesel, interactive environments for Intel Corporation, 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 Beijing International Biennale. Mr. Gage’s writings have been featured in numerous academic publications, including Log, Volume, the Journal of Architectural Education, A+U, Perspecta, Fulcrum, and Architectural Design. In addition, his work has been featured in the popular press and on television. Mr. Gage has won numerous awards, including a Design Award from the American Institute of Architects and being named an “Avant Guardian” of architecture by Surface magazine. In 2007 he led the “Think Tank on Computational Aesthetics” at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. 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, and president of the Forum for Urban Design. 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 The Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities (forthcoming, W.W. Norton); Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities; The American City: What Works, What Doesn’t, winner of the 1996 American Institute of Architects book award in urbanism; 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.

Stephen Harby Lecturer. For eighteen years, Mr. Harby was associated with the architectural practices of Charles Moore: UCLA’s Urban Innovations Group and Moore Ruble Yudell, where he directed civic and campus projects. He currently maintains his own practice in Santa Monica, California. Mr. Harby is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including the Gabriel Prize for the study of French Classical Architecture from the Western European Architectural Foundation in 1996, a fellowship at the MacDowell Colony in 1998, and the Rome Prize in Architecture at the American Academy in 2000. As a watercolorist, he travels and sketches extensively and has exhibited his work at the School of Arts and Architecture at UCLA, Hunter College in New York, and the Judson Studios in Pasadena, where he received the Award of Excellence from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators in 2003. Mr. Harby received B.A. and M.Arch. degrees from Yale University.

Karsten Harries Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Philosophy and M.E.D. Program Committee member. Mr. Harries has been chair of the Department of Philosophy. A distinguished member of the Yale faculty for more than thirty years, he has also taught at the University of Texas and the University of Bonn, Germany. He has been the recipient of both Morse and Guggenheim fellowships. Mr. Harries received a Ph.D. 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.

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.

Mimi Hoang Critic. Ms. Hoang and her partner, Eric Bunge, lead the architectural firm nARCHITECTS, with the aim of joining innovative concepts, social engagement, and technical precision in addressing contemporary issues. Across a wide range of scales from buildings, interiors, ephemeral structures, and public space design, their work achieves simple designs that produce a richness and flexibility of experience, with an economy of conceptual and material means. Ms. Hoang received a B.S.Arch. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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. Mr. Hopfner received a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.Arch. from Yale University.

Joyce Hsiang Critic. Ms. Hsiang is founding principal of Plan B Architecture & Urbanism, an interdisciplinary design and research collaborative, founded in Rotterdam in 2008 and currently based in New Haven. Ongoing research projects include the design of a sustainability index to measure and manage urban development; the WorldIndexer project to model and examine the impact of development on a global scale; and the development of a parametric spatial planning methodology for the Maldives. She was awarded a Hines Research Grant for Advanced Sustainability in Architecture in 2009, an AIA Upjohn Research Grant in 2010, and was a finalist for the Latrobe Prize in 2011. Her research on urban development was recently exhibited in the 2011 Chengdu Architecture Biennale and in the 2011 Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi. 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.

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 dry garden for the Tea Culture of Japan exhibition in 2009 at the Yale University Art Gallery. 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 scholarly journals, including Journal of Green Building and Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering. Her study on the fiber-optic communities from 2007 to 2008 was supported by the Housing Research Institute, Japan. Ms. Kawai received a B.Eng. from Kyoto University, an M.Arch. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from Kobe 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. Mr. Knight received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.Arch. from Yale University.

Fred Koetter Professor (Adjunct). Mr. Koetter taught at Cornell, Yale, and Harvard universities before returning to Yale, where he served as dean from 1993 until 1998. He is a founding partner of Koetter, Kim and Associates, Inc., Architecture and Urban Design. Current and recent work of Mr. Koetter and his partner, Susie Kim, include plans for a new humanities building and the completed Physical Sciences Building at Cornell and Rosenkranz Hall at Yale along with a major expansion of Aktau, Kazakhstan; the United States Courthouse in Rockford, Illinois; and a multi-building, city-center, regeneration program for Columbus, Indiana. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Collage City, coauthored with Colin Rowe. Mr. Koetter received a B.Arch. from the University of Oregon and an M.Arch. from Cornell University.

Amy Lelyveld Critic. Ms. Lelyveld does research on the Chinese house in its many permutations, ancient to modern, and directs the School’s undergraduate China program, a collaboration with Tsinghua University’s School of Architecture. 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 and AD. In addition to teaching at Yale, she teaches at Tsinghua University and has taught at Peking and Columbia universities. Ms. Lelyveld received an A.B. from the University of Chicago and an M.Arch. from Yale University.

Jennifer W. Leung Critic. Prior to founding LCD Studio in Brooklyn, New York, Ms. Leung trained in the offices of Stan Allen Architect, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Recent projects include residential and commercial projects in New York, Delaware, and Taipei, and the design and installation of “Cold Morning” for the Canada Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Ms. Leung’s design work has been published in Design Bureau and exhibited at the Center for Architecture in New York City. Her research focuses on landscapes of risk distribution, including forms of military urbanism, natural resource management, damage control, and energy infrastructures. She also examines technology transfer and problems of cognition and culture as opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange. Ms. Leung has lectured internationally on her research and was the 2006 Architecture and Urban Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work has been supported by the Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research, the Graham Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Vermont Studio Center. Essays and criticism by Ms. Leung have been published in Modern Painters, ArtUS, Bracket, and MONU Magazine on Urbanism. Prior to teaching at Yale, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. Ms. Leung received a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.Arch. from Princeton 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 a cofounder of Harrison Atelier in New York, an architectural research and design practice, whose recent projects include the Talisman Environmental Education Center master plan for Fire Island and 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). She is the editor of an anthology, Architectural Theories of the Environment: Posthuman Territory (Routledge, 2013) and has contributed to a number of architectural journals (Log, Perspecta, Speciale Z, Volume). Previously, she worked for Peter Eisenman and was the editor of his 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. in modern architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts.

Bimal Mendis Assistant Dean and Critic. 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 Assistant 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, has worked in collaboration with Koetter, Kim and Associates on planning for a new sector of Abu Dhabi, and has set up a collaborative, Komanda, with architects and environmentalists in New York. He is also a member of the 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. Mr. Mitchell is currently investigating using geothermal heating from mine fires for powering new commercial development. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.Arch. from Princeton University.

Kyoung Sun Moon Assistant Professor. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Mr. Moon was an assistant professor of architecture for three years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He 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’s primary research area is the integration between the art and science/technology of architecture, with a focus on tall buildings. His articles on tall buildings have appeared in the Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, Architectural Science Review, and the Journal of Architectural Engineering. He is a member of the ASCE Committee on Tall Buildings. 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 thirty-five AIA New England, AIA CT, and AIA NY Design Awards since founding his practice in 1993. Recent awards include a 2010 AIA National Residential Honor Award; 2011 North American WOOD Design Award; 2011 AIA New England First Honor Award; and a 2011 National “Residential Architect” Design Award, Interior Design. 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. He has lectured and exhibited widely on his work and research, which currently is focused on the history of the suburban 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.

Stanislaus von Moos Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History, spring term. Mr. von Moos is emeritus professor of the History of Modern Art at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He has taught at a number of American and European universities, including Harvard University, the Technische Hogeschool in Delft, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Princeton University, where he was the Jean Labatut Visiting Professor of Architecture in 1997. After spending some time at the Department of Architecture at the ETH, Zurich, and getting his Ph.D. from Zurich University, he was for ten years editor of the influential architectural quarterly Archithese, which he founded in 1970. Parallel to his work on Italian Renaissance architecture, the history of industrial design, and of modern architecture, Mr. von Moos has organized and co-organized various exhibitions on art and architecture, and in particular on the work of Le Corbusier and Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates. He is currently acting as co-curator of a retrospective exhibition on the work of Louis I. Kahn scheduled to be shown in 2012.

Herbert S. Newman Critic. Mr. Newman has been on the Yale faculty since 1965. As a principal of Newman Architects, his work is found on many campuses and he has been active in planning, preserving, and rebuilding cities. He received the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture from the AIA for lifetime achievement in 1995 and the Master Builder Award from Habitat for Humanity in 1993. He has received national AIA Honor Awards for Design Excellence for the redevelopment of New Haven’s Ninth Square District, the restoration and renovation of Yale’s Battell Chapel, and the Center for American Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery; national AIA/ALA awards for Yale Law School Library and Colgate University Library; more than twenty-five AIA/Connecticut Design Awards; and many New England Regional Design Awards. Mr. Newman’s firm is the subject of a monograph entitled Herbert S. Newman and Partners: Selected and Current Works, which is part of the Images Publishing Master Architect Series. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.Arch. from Yale 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. Ms. Pelkonen 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.

Ben Pell Critic. Mr. Pell is cofounder and principal of PellOverton, an architectural research and design practice based in New York City since 2003. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Mr. Pell taught at the Syracuse University School of Architecture, where he coedited a publication of graduate student work, entitled “IKEAGRAMS: Project on the Waterfront,” and coordinated a companion exhibition of that work at the Urban Center in New York in 2004. He has also taught at the Pratt Institute Graduate School of Architecture. His research, which explores contemporary techniques of architectural production, has been published in The New York Times, Architecture Today, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Surface, 306090, The Journal of Architectural Education, and The Architect’s Newspaper and has been exhibited in the United States and abroad. Most recently, Mr. Pell wrote and edited The Articulate Surface: Ornament and Technology in Contemporary Architecture (Birkhauser Press, 2010). The work of PellOverton was featured in the publication Resonance: Young Architects 10 (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009), and his office has been recognized with a Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York (2008) and an AIA Design Award (2009). He received a B.Arch. from Syracuse University and an M.Arch. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Emmanuel Petit Associate Professor. Mr. Petit is the author of Irony, or, The Self-Critical Opacity of Postmodern Architecture (Yale Press, 2013), a book supported by the Graham Foundation and nominated by Princeton University for the 2013 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities. He is the editor of “Reckoning with Colin Rowe,” a forthcoming collection of critical essays on the shifts of architectural theory in the second half of the twentieth century; Schlepping through Ambivalence: Essays on an American Architectural Condition (Yale Press, 2011), Stanley Tigerman’s collected essays; and Philip Johnson: The Constancy of Change (Yale Press, 2009), which was awarded with an Independent Publisher Award. Mr. Petit’s essays have appeared in Architectural Review, Archithese, JSAH, The Journal of Architecture, JAE, Trans, Log, Thesis, Thresholds, and Perspecta, as well as in a number of exhibition catalogues, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum for Applied Arts in Vienna, and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. He curated the traveling exhibition Ceci n’est pas une rêverie: The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman (2011–12), the exhibition An Architect’s Legacy: James Stirling’s Students at Yale, 1959–83 (2010–11), and cocurated Peter Eisenman’s 2004 exhibition Barefoot on White-Hot Walls at the Museum for Applied Art in Vienna. He is a partner in Jean Petit Architectes, an architectural firm in Luxembourg City, and is a founding principal, along with Ralitza Petit, of the architecture firm Episteme in New Haven. Mr. Petit received an M.Sc. in architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Princeton 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 has published and lectured widely on urban representation and the history of cities as well as on contemporary American architecture and urbanism. Mr. Plattus maintains an independent consulting practice in architecture and urban design and is currently consulting for the Stamford Urban Redevelopment Commission and other towns throughout the region. He founded and directs the Yale Urban Design Workshop and Center for Urban Design Research, which undertakes research and design studies for communities throughout Connecticut and the metropolitan region. Mr. Plattus also directs the School’s China Studio, a three-way collaboration among Yale, the University of Hong Kong, and Tongji University, 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. Mr. Purves received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.

Todd Reisz Daniel Rose (’51) Visiting Assistant Professor. Mr. Reisz is an architect, researcher, and writer focusing on the cities of the Gulf region, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Beyond the Gulf, his work seeks to address assumptions made about cities across constructed cultural borders. 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 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 Assistant 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, cultural landscapes, the geography of urban transportation, 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). He 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 taught at Princeton University and Parsons The New 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, Unprivate House at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and 100 Architects of the Year 2012 at the 31st Korean Institute of Architects Convention and Exhibition. 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, Wallpaper, 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, a 2008 Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award, an AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter Honor Award, a Boston Society of Architects Research Grant, 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 Residential Architect and MoCoLoco, as well as exhibitions organized by AIA New York and Storefront for Art and Architecture. Office of Architecture projects have received multiple awards, including two 2012 merit awards from Residential Architect and Custom Home Design for the recently completed Tribeca Loft project. 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. Prior to 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.

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, and Louis I. Kahn: Beyond Time and Style, A Life in 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.

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