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.

May 03 2009
Trustees Room, Low Library

Day-long convening of a multi-generational group of US-based architects to discuss the issues that confront the discipline of architecture at a historical moment of crisis and change. Issues discussed included urbanism and infrastructure, sustainable development, emerging technologies, national and international political concerns, local/global economic processes, and artistic priorities.


Preston Scott CohenPreston Scott Cohen IncHarvard University
Elizabeth DillerDS+R ArchitectsPrinceton University
Peter EisenmanEisenman ArchitectsYale University
Merrill ElamMack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Stephen KieranKieran TimberlakeUniversity of Pennsylvania
Monica Ponce de Leon, Office dA, University of Michigan
Steven HollSteven Holl ArchitectsColumbia University
Phyllis LambertCanadian Centre for Architecture
Elizabeth Plater-ZyberkDPZUniversity of Miami
Hani RashidAsymptote ArchitectureColumbia University
Jesse ReiserReiser + UmemotoPrinceton University
Mack ScoginMack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Robert A.M. SternRobert A.M. Stern ArchitectsYale University
Nader Tehrani, Office dA, MIT
Bernard TschumiBernard Tschumi ArchitectsColumbia University
Nanako UmemotoReiser + Umemoto
Mark WigleyColumbia University
Michael BellMichael Bell ArchitectureColumbia University
Laurie HawkinsonSmith-Miller + Hawkinson ArchitectsColumbia University

Discussion moderated by Reinhold MartinBuell Center Director


Invited but unable to attend:
Denise Scott Brown, Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates
Henry N. Cobb, Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners
Lise-Anne Couture, Asymptote Architecture
Andrés Duany, DPZ , University of Miami
Jeanne Gang, Studio GangIllinois Institute of Technology
Frank Gehry, Gehry Partners
Greg Lynn, Greg Lynn FormUCLA
Thom Mayne, Morphosis Architects
Ricardo Scofidio, DS+R ArchitectsCooper Union
James Timberlake, Kieran TimberlakeUniversity of Pennsylvania
Robert Venturi, Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates