Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen

Associate Professor
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen’s scholarly work focuses on twentieth-century European and American architecture with interest in the genesis and meaning of architectural form within various national and historical contexts. Pelkonen is the author of Achtung Architektur! Image and Phantasm in Contemporary Austrian Architecture (MIT Press, 1996) and Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity and Geopolitics (Yale University Press, 2009); a coeditor of Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future (Yale, 2006) and Architecture + Art: New Visions, New Strategies (Aalto Academy, 2007); and editor of Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment (Yale, 2011). Her articles have appeared in various publications, including Daidalos, Log, and Perspecta. Pelkonen’s book on Saarinen received the Philip Johnson Award, granted by the Society of Architectural Historians for the best exhibition catalogue of the year, and the Sir Banister Fletcher Award, granted annually by the Authors’ Club of London for the best book on art or architecture. Her book on Aalto won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award, also granted by the Society of Architectural Historians, given annually for distinguished scholarship by a North American author. Prior to coming to Yale, Pelkonen worked in a number of European firms, most notably with Reima and Raili Pietilä, Architects, in Helsinki, Finland, and Volker Giencke, Architects, in Graz, Austria. She is currently a design associate with Turner Brooks Architects, where she has collaborated on such projects as the Gilder Boathouse for Yale and the Pelkonen/Brooks residence. In 2010 Pelkonen was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. She received an M.Arch. from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, an M.E.D. from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Education
MArch Tampere University of Technology
MED Yale University
PhD Columbia University

Courses

3289a
Fall 2018
Bauhaus @ 100
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Trattie Davies
3092b
Spring 2018
Independent M.E.D. Research
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3220b
Spring 2018
Contemporary Architectural Discourse Colloquium
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3285b
Spring 2018
1968 @ 50: Art, Architecture, and Cultures of Protest
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Craig Buckley, Kevin Repp
1011a
Fall 2017
First-Year Core Studio
Joyce Hsiang, Brennan Buck, Amina Blacksher, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Michael Szivos, David Eugin Moon
3091a
Fall 2017
Methods and Research Workshop
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3092a
Fall 2017
Independent M.E.D. Research
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3092b
Spring 2017
Independent M.E.D. Research
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3220b
Spring 2017
Contemporary Architectural Discourse Colloquium
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3276b
Spring 2017
Life of Forms and The Shape of Time
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Nicola Suthor
1011a
Fall 2016
First-Year Core Studio
Joyce Hsiang, Brennan Buck, Trattie Davies, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Michael Szivos
3091a
Fall 2016
Methods and Research Workshop
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3092a
Fall 2016
Independent M.E.D. Research
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3092b
Spring 2016
Independent M.E.D. Research
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3220b
Spring 2016
Contemporary Architectural Discourse Colloquium
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3092b
Spring 2015
Independent M.E.D. Research
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3220b
Spring 2015
Contemporary Architectural Discourse Colloquium
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen