The Sid W. Richardson Centennial Professorship in Architecture

Kevin Alter is a graduate of Bennington College and of Harvard University. He is the Sid W. Richardson Centennial Professor of of Architecture, Associate Director of the Center for American Architecture and Design and Director of the Summer Academy in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, where he served as Academic Director for Architecture Programs and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs from 2001 – 2014.

His professional practice, alterstudio architecture, llp, has received more than one hundred design awards, including the 2019 national AIA Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture, 2018 national AIA Housing Design Award, 2017 American Architecture Award, 2017 American Architecture Prize, 2017 Residential Architecture Design Award, and 2015 AIA Firm Achievement Award. His work has also been widely published including the book, Alterstudio Architecture: 6 Houses, which was published in the fall of 2014 by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Editor of twelve books, his writing has also appeared in Architecture, Progressive Architecture, and Architectural Design, among other journals and books. He has been a visiting professor at Columbia University and the Catholic University of America, and was the Favrot Visiting Professor at Tulane University. He has also been a visiting critic, reviewer and lecturer at dozens of institutions around the world.

Courses taught: Advanced Design Studio Vertical Design Studio Advanced Theory Electives

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  • Undergraduate and Graduate courses in Design
  • Construction & Theory