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James Graham

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Director of Publications & Adjunct Assistant Professor

James Graham is the Director of Publications at Columbia GSAPP, where he is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor. He directs the Columbia Books on Architecture and the City imprint, for which he has edited or co-edited a number of volumes, including Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary (2016) and 2000+: The Urgencies of Architectural Theory (2015). In 2014, he founded the Avery Review, a digital periodical of critical essays on architecture at www.averyreview.com. His own scholarly work has been published in Grey Room, AA Files, Manifest and JSAH, among other journals.

James is currently completing his Ph.D. at Columbia GSAPP. His dissertation, titled The Psychotechnical Architect: Perception, Vocation, and the Laboratory Cultures of Modernity 1914–1945, examines the influences of applied psychology on architectural pedagogy and practice in Germany, the Soviet Union and the United States. He also has degrees in architecture from MIT and the University of Virginia, and is a registered architect.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6861‑1 Spring 2019
The Architecture of Coal Country
James Graham Syllabus
M 11 AM - 1 PM
3 Points
A4540‑1 Fall 2018
Essays on Architecture
James Graham Syllabus
408 Avery
M 9 AM - 11 AM
3 Points
A6794‑1 Fall 2018
Essays in Architecture
James Graham Syllabus History - Modern
408 Avery
M 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points