Christian Bergum, PhD, AIA

Works of architecture may be viewed as a reflection of their architects and of the culture that commissioned them. My teaching has incorporated this view of architecture in the history and theory courses. In the studio we examine contemporary culture and media as it is related to design as well as human factors, issues of social sustainability and collaborative design.

Research & Creative Work

Areas of Interest

Architectural Theory, Retirement Communities, Public Interest Design.

Professional Experience

Principal, Christian Bergum, AIA, Architecture Planning, Fullerton & Victorville, California 1980-Present


NCARB Certificate and Registered Architect since 1980 (MT, CA)
California (current)

Selected Publications

“Simulations” in 07 Journal of Architecture (Kansas State University) 5 (Spring 1990)

“Andy Warhol, Woody Allen, Kenny Scharf and Architecture,” Cartouche, Journal of the New School of Architecture, 4:4 (December 1986). Reprinted in Texture, Journal of Texas A&M University, 1:1, (January, 1987)

“After Post-Modernism, “Montana State Architectural Review, 2 (Spring 1984), pp. 10-11. Reprinted in Nexus, Journal of Columbia University – Barnard College 3:4 (December 1984)

“Models of man in the Design of Housing for the Elderly,” Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 1:2 (Spring 1983), pp. 55-64

“Normative Theory in Architecture,” Montana State Architectural Review, 1 (Spring 1983), pp. 22-23