The built environment shapes our perceptions of the past and our visions for the future. It is critical for architects to have thorough grounding in the history and theory of the built environment, because such knowledge fosters a deeper awareness of design’s potential impact on future generations. It also recognizes that architecture is, and has been, a continuously iterative product of our creative, functional, intellectual, and physical natures as human beings.
Research & Creative Work
Areas of Interest
History of American Architecture
History of Central European Architecture
History of Industrial Design
Migration and Design
History of Science in Architectural Thought
20th Century Modernism to World War II
Color in Architecture
Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design
University of Texas at Austin
“Immigrant Designers and North American Art Deco.” The Routledge Companian to Art Deco. Eds. Michael Windover and Bridget Elliott. London: Routledge. Forthcoming 2017.
“Automatic Show Windows: Frederick Kiesler’s Retail Display Technology and Consumer Culture.” Display Architectures and Modern Retail. Eds. Ana Lasc, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Margaret Maille Petty. London: Routledge, 2016.
“Energy, Correalism, and the Endless House.” Endless Kiesler. Eds. Klaus Bollinger and Florian Medicus, 60-88. Basel: Birkhäuser/Edition Angewandte, 2015.
“Universal Theaters: Frederick Kiesler’s Flexible Theater Architecture and the Generation of Creative Space.” Frederick Kiesler: Theatervisionäre—Architekt—Kunstler. Eds. Barbara Lesak and Thomas Trabitsch, 165-177. Vienna: Brandstätter, 2012.
“Space House,” Space House. Ed. Monika Pessler. Vienna: Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Foundation, 2012.
“A Movie House in Space and Time: Frederick Kiesler’s Film Arts Guild Cinema.” Studies in the Decorative Arts 14 (Spring-Summer 2007): 45-78.