Recent Dissertations

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

Ernesto Bilbao, 2021
"Aviation, Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism: The Development of Quito, Ecuador’s Old Mariscal Sucre Airport, 1920-1960"    

Jennifer Tate, 2020
"Good Americans in Good American Houses: The Politics of Identity and Modern Housing Design in the New Deal Era"
 Supervisor: Anthony Alofsin

Victoria Sanchez Holgin, 2018
Colombia's History of Modern Architecture revisited through the Housing Agency Instituto de Crédito Territorial. 1939-1965.
Supervisor: Fernando Lara
 
Robert Scott Gill, 2018
"Hidden Truths in Flights of Fancy: Sex, Power, and the Cinematic Staircase, 1932-1955,"
Supervisor: Christopher Long.
 
Samuel Dodd, 2014
“Televising Architecture: Media, Public Engagement, and Design in America”
Outstanding Dissertation Award, UTSoA; Fellowship, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation, Smithsonian Institution
Supervisor: Richard Cleary
 
Laura McGuire, 2014
“Space Within: Frederick Kiesler and the Architecture of an Idea”
Richard Plaschka Fellowship, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research; Fulbright Grant
Supervisor: Christopher Long
 
Jorge Villota Peña, 2014
“The Hyper Americans!: Modern Architecture in Venezuela during the 1950s”
Co-Supervisors: Richard Cleary and Fernando Lara
 
Natsumi Nonaka, 2012
“The Illusionistic Pergola in Italian Renaissance Architecture: Painting and Garden Culture in Early Modern Rome, 1500-1620”
Supervisor: Mirka Beneš
 
Tara Dudley, 2012
“Ownership, Engagement, and Entrepreneurship: The Gens de couleur libres and the Architecture of Antebellum New Orleans, 1820-1850”
Co-Supervisors: Richard Cleary and Christopher Long
 
Ilan Vit-Suzan, 2012
“Heritage Revisited: An Examination of the Built Environment's Historiography, Preservation, and Meaning”
Supervisor: Christopher Long

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    On Friday at 12:30 p.m., visiting professor Alex Schweder @schweder1 presents his lecture “Performance Architecture” as part of our Spring 2023 Lecture Series. <br />
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    On Friday at 12:30 p.m., visiting professor Alex Schweder @schweder1 presents his lecture “Performance Architecture” as part of our Spring 2023 Lecture Series.

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    More than 100 employers and dozens of students and alumni participated in @utsoacareers’ 2023 Career Fair yesterday. <br /><br />A big thank you to those who joined us - Cheers to connections, new and old, and all the bright futures on the horizon! <br />
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    More than 100 employers and dozens of students and alumni participated in @utsoacareers’ 2023 Career Fair yesterday.

    A big thank you to those who joined us - Cheers to connections, new and old, and all the bright futures on the horizon!

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    Alumnus Michael Hsu returns to campus this Wednesday, February 8 for his lecture “Generalities and Specificities,” taking place in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall at 12:30 p.m. Event details at the link in our bio. <br />
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    Alumnus Michael Hsu returns to campus this Wednesday, February 8 for his lecture “Generalities and Specificities,” taking place in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall at 12:30 p.m. Event details at the link in our bio.

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    Meet Tyler Swingle, our 2022-2024 Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow, who joined the school last fall.<br />
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    Meet Tyler Swingle, our 2022-2024 Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow, who joined the school last fall.

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    Winter is making a rare appearance so we’re reminiscing about warmer days 🌸 Y’all stay safe out there
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    Winter is making a rare appearance so we’re reminiscing about warmer days 🌸 Y’all stay safe out there

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    “Hill Country Lowlands” by Mason Brown for Hope Hasbrouck and Claire Eddleman Heath’s @texas.landscape Design Studio II // 2021-2022 Design Excellence Award Winner<br /><br />@masonbrow @topococo @claireeddleman <br />
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    “Hill Country Lowlands” by Mason Brown for Hope Hasbrouck and Claire Eddleman Heath’s @texas.landscape Design Studio II // 2021-2022 Design Excellence Award Winner

    @masonbrow @topococo @claireeddleman

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    “Architecture After AI” is an exhibition and complementary symposium that explores the potential of artificial intelligence platforms to revolutionize the field of architecture, from the way buildings are designed, to the conception of new forms and structures that were previously unimaginable.<br />
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    “Architecture After AI” is an exhibition and complementary symposium that explores the potential of artificial intelligence platforms to revolutionize the field of architecture, from the way buildings are designed, to the conception of new forms and structures that were previously unimaginable.

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    On Monday, Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien join us for our first Jessen Lecture of the semester! 5:00 p.m. in Jessen Auditorium. Event details at the link in our bio. <br />
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    On Monday, Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien join us for our first Jessen Lecture of the semester! 5:00 p.m. in Jessen Auditorium. Event details at the link in our bio.

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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty teaching at the school this spring!<br />
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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty teaching at the school this spring!