Lucia Allais

Lucia Allais is an architectural historian who writes about the technical and political history of design in the long twentieth century, with particular attention to global institutions and concepts of temporal change. She is Associate Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where she directs the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. Her 2018 book Designs of Destruction: The Making of Monuments in the Twentieth Century uncovered new archives about the many ways monuments became tools of international governance in the mid-twentieth century. Allais also writes about the history of theory, and about design media in history and in contemporary culture. She is an editor of Grey Room and a member of the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative.

Jacob R. Moore
Associate Director

Jacob R. Moore is a critic, curator, and editor based in New York. Prior to joining the Buell Center, he worked as an editor at Princeton Architectural Press. Moore received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Columbia College at Columbia University, and a Masters of Science in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. His work has been exhibited internationally and published in various magazines and journals including ArtforumFuture Anterior, and the Avery Review, where he is also a contributing editor.

Jordan Steingard
Program Manager

Jordan Steingard is an editor and researcher based in New York. Prior to joining the Buell Center, Jordan worked at Metropolis Books, the architecture and design imprint at Distributed Art Publishers (DAP). She received a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Barnard College, and a Masters in Liberal Studies, with a focus in American Studies, from the CUNY Graduate Center. 


Advisory Board

Forrest Meggers, Chair
Associate Professor, School of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University; Director, CHAOS Lab (Cooling and Heating for Architecturally Optimized Systems)

Andrés Jaque
Dean, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University

Tatiana Bilbao
William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor, Yale University School of Architecture; Founder, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

Teresa Caldeira
Professor of City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley

Bruno Carvalho
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies, Co-Director of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Zeynep Çelik Alexander
Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

Catherine Fennell
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Columbia University

David Theodore
Director and Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Health, and Computation, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University

Mabel Wilson
Nancy and George Rupp Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Professor in African American and African Diasporic Studies; Director, Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University