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 Buell Center partnered with the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) to present the discussion “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modern Human,” on November 10, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Northwestern University School of Law. The program was offered as part of the 24th Annual Chicago Humanities Festival, for which the theme was "Animal: What Makes Us Human." For the event, Barry Bergdoll and architect Jeanne Gang explored Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy in a conversation informed by and showcasing the newly available Wright archive, recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

From 2007 to 2013, Bergdoll served as The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA. He is also the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History at Columbia University. Gang is founder and principal of Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects. Their discussion will be moderated by Dianne Harris, director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and professor of landscape architecture, architecture, art history, and history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Event organized by The Chicago Humanities Festival, together with The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture and the Society of Architectural Historians; Underwritten by Herman Miller.