PH.D. Program in Architecture

Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture

Reinhold Martin

Director: Ph.D. Arch

Felicity Scott

Director: CCCP
Acting Director: Ph.D Arch
*on leave Fall 2013, Spring 2014


Barry Bergdoll, Kenneth Frampton, Mary McLeod, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Felicity Scott, Mark Wigley, Mabel Wilson, Gwendolyn Wright, Vittoria Di Palma

Affiliated Faculty

Robert Beauregard, David Smiley

The Ph.D. program in architecture is oriented toward the training of scholars in the field of architectural history and theory. Its structure reflects a dual understanding of the scholar's role in the discipline at large: as a teacher and as a researcher making an original contribution to the field, with an emphasis on expanding and reinterpreting disciplinary knowledge in a broad intellectual arena. Course requirements are therefore designed to give entering students a solid foundation in historical knowledge and theoretical discourse, with sufficient flexibility to allow the initiation and pursuit of individual research agendas. The program's focus is on the history and theory of modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism in an international and cross-cultural context, from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. Within this, a wide range of research is supported through the varied expertise of the faculty and through strong relationships with other departments throughout the University and beyond.