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Academic and Administrative Positions

Professor, History and Theory of Architecture, MIT (2005-present)

Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, MIT (2007-present)


Director of History, Theory, & Criticism Program, MIT (1996-99, 2002-07)

Associate Professor, History and Theory of Architecture, MIT (1996-2005)

Visiting Associate Professor, History of Architecture, MIT (1995-1996)

Associate Professor, History of Architecture and Urbanism, Cornell University (1993-1995)

Assistant Professor, History of Architecture and Urbanism, Cornell University (1987-1993)




Ph. D., History of Architecture, M.I.T. (1986)

Diplom Architektur, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (E.T. H.), Zurich (1980)

University of Chicago (1970-1973)




2010 . . Widdess Award, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland

2009 . . Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars of the Institute of International Education


2005, 2008 . . Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Award, MIT


2003 . . Graham Award for Publication of Global Architecture (New York: Wiley Press, 2004)

2003 . . Wiley Press, Travel Grant, together with Vikram Prakash and Francis Ching.

2002 . ."Memory and Identity: Berlin" Workshop funded by American Embassy (Berlin), Checkpoint Charlie Stiftung, Stiftung Luftbruckendank, Senat Verwaltung für Stadtentwicklung


2001 . . Graham Foundation, Award for East European Art and Architecture conference, MIT, (with co-chair Juliana Maxim)


1998 . . Graham Foundation, Award for Architecture, Art and Cultural History (History Theory Criticism 25th Anniversary Symposium), MIT


1995 . . Martin Dominquez Distinguished Teaching Award, Cornell University




2005 . . Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA)


2001 . . Resident Fellow at the Canadian Center for Architecture (Montreal, Canada)


1993-4 . . Resident Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study  (Princeton, NJ)


1986-7 . . Post-doctoral Resident Fellow at the J. Paul Getty Center for the History of  Humanities and Art (Santa Monica, CA)


1985-6 . . Chester Dale Resident Fellow at the National Gallery of Art  (Washington, DC)


1983 . . Scholarship from the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (D. A. A. D)


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