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Thomas Mellins

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Adjunct Associate Professor
Thomas Mellins has written and lectured extensively on the architecture and urbanism of New York City. He is the coauthor of three volumes in an award-winning book series: New York 1880, New York 1930, and New York 1960. Mellins has organized exhibitions on a wide variety of architectural and cultural subjects. Among the many exhibitions Mellins has curated for the Museum of the City of New York are “Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy” and “The American Style: Colonial Revival and the Modern Metropolis,” for which he co-wrote a companion book. Mellins curated “Open to the Public: Civic Space Now,” “The Edgeless School: Design for Learning,” and “A Space Within: The National September 11 Memorial and Museum,” for the Center for Architecture in New York. Mellins also co-curated “House & Home,” a long-term exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. focusing on 400 years of residential architecture and domestic life in America. In 1999 Mayor Rudolph Giuliani designated Mellins a Centennial Historian of New York City.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
Pla6272‑1 Fall 2022
New York Rising: How Real Estate Shapes the City
Gridless update
Kate Ascher, Thomas Mellins
F 11 AM - 1 PM
3 Points
Pla6272‑1 Fall 2021
New York Rising: How Real Estate Shapes a City
Kate Ascher, Thomas Mellins
F 9 AM - 11 AM
3 Points