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.

Pamphlet Discussion and Launch
October 2009, Avery Hall Cafe, Columbia University

A panel discussion on the Buell Center’s recently released pamphlet on public housing.

Clara Irazabal
Robert Beauragard
Michael Bell
Mabel Wilson
moderated by Reinhold Martin


Public Housing: A New Conversation Panel at the ACSA Annual Conference
March 2010, New Orleans, LA

A panel asking educators to consider the terms under which the past and future of public housing are currently discussed in the United States. Revisiting the assumptions, and stigmas attached to the complex legacies of public housing in this country, the panel contemplates ways of approaching the issue in a design curriculum.

Michael Bell, Columbia GSAPP
Dana Cuff
CityLAB, University of California
Reinhold Martin, Buell Center Director


Buell Center Director Reinhold Martin on GRITtv with Laura Flanders 
December 2009