My research looks at everyday artifacts found in the built environment that are ubiquitous but almost invisible. Topics include, 1) the history of symmetry in architecture, math and science in the 19th and 20th centuries, 2) the relationship between art, suburbia and architecture in the 1960s and 70s, 3) the use of aesthetic sensibilities to organize transportation and water management infrastructures; and 4) the history of the American driveway.
My courses focus on the underlying ideas and objects from which historical and contemporary architecture are made. In addition to reading, writing and talking, in my class we learn by doing and making: making drawings, making models, making buildings, making patterns, making portfolios, etc.
ARTH 11300 - Elements of Architecture
ARTH 11400 - Architecture Across Cultures
ARTH 20700 - The Architecture of Patterns
ARTH 27514 - Small Builds
ARTH 30100 - Architecture Studio I
ARTH 30200 - Architecture Studio II
ARTH 48000 - Senior Portfolio