The biennial Dissertation Colloquium brings together a select group of doctoral students from diverse institutional and disciplinary backgrounds working on dissertation topics related to the history, theory, and criticism of American architecture, urbanism, and landscape. 

The Buell Conference on the History of Architecture brings together scholars in architectural and urban history to discuss topics in architecture, urbanism, and modernity as broadly understood.

The biennial Dissertation Colloquium brings together a select group of doctoral students from diverse institutional and disciplinary backgrounds working on dissertation topics related to the history, theory, and criticism of American architecture, urbanism, and landscape. 

April 11-12, 2003

Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall

A presentation of papers by doctoral candidates from international graduate schools based on dissertation research in areas related to American architecture, landscape, and urbanism, with scholarly commentary and discussion.

Friday, April 11

6:30 In Search of Architecture
Robin Middleton, Columbia University

Saturday, April 12

9:30 - 9:45 Introduction
Robert Bruegmann, University of Illinois, Chicago
Mary McLeod, Columbia University

9:45 - 11:15 Beaux-Arts Urbanism and its Legacy
Brian Clancy, Rutgers University, "City Hall Goes to the Opera: Philanthropists, Veterans and Municipal Government at the San Francisco War Memorial"
Fernando Diniz Moreira, University of Pennsylvania, "The French Tradition in Brazilian Urbanism: The Urban Remodeling of Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Porto Alegre during the Estado Novo (1937-1945)"
Response: Carol McMichael Reese, Tulane University

11:15 - 2:00 Domestic Architecture and Social Reform
Victoria Solan, Yale University, "Inner Hygiene: Richard Neutra's Lovell Health House"
Thaisa Way, Cornell University, "Marjorie Sewell Cautley, Designer of Garden City Landscapes, 1924-1937"
Kelly Quinn, University of Maryland, "Making Modern Homes: A History of Langston Terrace, a New Deal housing Program in Washington D.C."
Response: Gwendolyn Wright, Columbia University

2:00 - 3:30 Perceptions of Working-Class Space
Elaine Lewinnek, Yale University, "Lake and Riverside: Suburbia and Class in Gilded-Age Chicago"
William Littmann, UC Berkley, "The Production of Goodwill: The Factory Tour in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century America"
Response: Joseph Bigott, Purdue University

3:30 - 5:00 Modernist Art Institutions and Exhibition Space
Nina Stritzler-Levine, City University of New York, "Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and the Departmentalization of Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, 1929-1933"
Scott Coleman, University of Sydney, "The Performance of Art in the City: Mies van der Rohe's Museum for a Small City and Cullinan Hall"
Response: Neil Levine, Harvard University

Concluding Discussion: 5:00
Followed by a reception.