2007 Buell Dissertation Colloquium

2007 Buell Dissertation Colloquium

20-21 April 2007

Buell Hall East Gallery, Columbia University


Friday, 20 April 2007


4:00-4:15 - Introduction by the conveners


Reinhold Martin, Director, Buell Center, Columbia University

Mary McLeod, Professor, Columbia University


4:15-6:00 - Technology and Organization


Michael Osman, MIT, "Regulation, Architecture, and Modernism in the United States, 1890-1920: Preserved Assets"


John Stanislav Sadar, University of Pennsylvania, "The Healthful Ambiance of Vitaglass: Light, Glass, and the Curative Environment"


Suzanne Strum, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, "Knud Lönberg-Holm and the Standardization of American Architecture" 


Hyun Tae Jung, Columbia University, "SOM and the John B. Pierce Foundation from 1939 to 1945"


Respondents: Dietrich Neumann, Brown University


Saturday, 21 April 2007


10:00-10:15 - Introduction by conveners


10:15-12:00 - Transatlantic Connections


Gaia Caramellino, Politecnico, Turin, "William Lescaze: First Experiments with Housing, 1930-1934"


Denise R. Costanzo​, Pensylvania State University, "The American Academy Renewed: Rome, Modernism, and U.S. Architects, 1947-1950"


Emre Gönlügür​, University of Toronto, "The Istanbul Hilton: Architecture as Cultural Export and Variations of Americanization"


Reto Geiser​, ETH, "Rebuilding Babel: On Language and Translation in Sigfried Giedion's Oeuvre"


Respondant: David Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania


2:00-3:30 - Out of CIAM and Team 10


Shrif S. Kahatt,  Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, "Agrupacion Espacio and the CIAM Peru Group: The Challenge of Modernity in Peruvian Architecture"


Paolina Nicolin, Istituto Universitario di Architecttura, Venice, "Shadrach Woods and Joachim Pfeuder at the 14th Triennale: Urbanism Is Everybody's Business"


Dirk van den Heuvel, Technical University, Delft, "Smithson versus Rowe: Some Notes on the Issues of Context, the Picturesque, and Neo-Palladianism"


Respondent: Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University


3:45-5:30 - Politics, Architecture, Environment


Kathryn O'Rourke, University of Pennsylvania, "Tuberculosis and Modern Architecture in Mexico"


Monica Penick, University of Texas, Austin, "More than a Threat: Elizabeth Gordon and the Organic Renaissance"


Romy Hecht, Princeton University, "Rachel Carson versus the Green Connection"


Michael Carriere, University of Chicago, ""Each Morning It Gets Bigger and Uglier": Modernism, Liberalism, and Alienation at the University of California, Berkley"


Respondent: Dell Upton, University of Virginia


5:30 - Doctorial Education Today


Concluding round-table on doctoral education in architecture-related feilds today with all participants. Followed by reception.