Kenneth Frampton

Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP, where he has taught since 1972. He was trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London and has worked as an architect and as an architectural historian and critic. In addition to Columbia, Frampton has taught at a number of leading institutions including the Royal College of Art in London, the ETH in Zurich, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, EPFL in Lausanne and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio. 

Kenneth Frampton is the author of Modern Architecture and the Critical Present (1980), Studies in Tectonic Culture (1995), American Masterworks (1995), Le Corbusier (2001), Labour, Work & Architecture (2005), and most recently, L’Altro Movimento Moderno (2015) and A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form (2015). He is currently at work on an expanded fifth edition of Modern Architecture: A Critical History.

The Kenneth Frampton Endowed Lecture is an annual lecture series at Columbia GSAPP.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4420‑1 Fall 2017
Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form
Kenneth Frampton History - Modern
412 Avery
W 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
A4429‑1 Fall 2017
Studies In Tectonic Culture
Kenneth Frampton History - Modern
200 S Fayerweather
W 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points