Kyle Dugdale is an architect and historian. A native of Colombia and a resident of New York City, he holds a degree in classics from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, a professional degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and a doctoral degree from Yale, where he was awarded the Theron Rockwell Field Prize. In 2016 he was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. He has practiced in London, Chicago, and New Haven, and has also taught at Columbia University and at the City College of New York. At Yale he is active in both the graduate and undergraduate programs.
Dugdale’s research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the John Hay Whitney Fellowship, the Harvey Fellows Program, and awards from the Society of Architectural Historians, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. He is a Senior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography.
Much of Dugdale’s writing has focused on architecture’s claims to metaphysical significance, with a particular interest in architecture as a marker of identity, aspiration, and belief. His current interests also include questions of architecture’s ethical function and the future of classical architecture.
Dugdale’s work has been published in journals including Classicist, Clog, Image Journal, Journal of Architectural Education, Perspecta, Thresholds, Utopian Studies, and Wolkenkuckucksheim. He is author of Babel’s Present (Standpunkte, 2016), co-editor of Towers in the City (Yale School of Architecture, 2021), and author of the forthcoming monograph Architecture After God (Birkhäuser, 2023).
MArch Harvard University
PhD Yale University