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Nicolai Ouroussoff

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Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor Nicolai Ouroussoff is a writer and critic living in New York. He is currently writing a book on architecture, culture and politics from the birth of Modernism to today, which will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Since 2011, he has taught on modern and contemporary architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, the Strelka Institute in Moscow, and Columbia GSAPP. From 2004 to 2011, he was the architecture critic of The New York Times, where he wrote widely on architecture and urbanism in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 and 2011. Previously, he was the architecture critic of The Los Angeles Times, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for a series on the cultural decline of Baghdad. Ouroussoff’s work has also appeared in publications such as Harper’s Magazine, Art Forum, the New York Observer and Vanity Fair. He received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree from Columbia GSAPP.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6460‑1 Spring 2020
Architecture and Ethics in the Post-Truth, Neoliberal Era
Nicolai Ouroussoff Syllabus
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
3 Points
A6460‑1 Spring 2018
Architecture, the Free Market and the Degradation of Civic Space
Nicolai Ouroussoff Syllabus
200 Buell
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
A6460‑1 Spring 2017
Architecture and the Free Market
Nicolai Ouroussoff Syllabus History/Theory - Modern
200 Buell Hall
Th 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points