Joan Ockman

Vincent Scully Visiting Professor in Architectural History
Joan Ockman is the Spring 2020 Vincent Scully Visiting Professor in Architectural History. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and previously taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation for over two decades and served as Director of Columbia’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture from 1994 to 2008. In addition to Columbia and Penn, she has held teaching appointments at Harvard, Yale, Cooper Union, Cornell, Graduate Center of City University of New York, and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands. She began her career at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York, where she was an editor of Oppositions journal and was responsible for the Oppositions Books series. Among her many edited publications are her award-winning anthology Architecture Culture 1943–1968 (Rizzoli, 1993); The Pragmatist Imagination: Thinking about Things in the Making (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001); and Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America (MIT Press, 2012). She was honored by the American Institute of Architects for collaborative achievement in 2003 and named a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians in 2017.

Courses

3300b
Spring 2020
The Idea of an Avant-Garde in Architecture: Reading Manfredo Tafuri’s The Sphere and the Labyrinth
Joan Ockman
3301b
Spring 2020
New York as Incubator of Twentieth-Century Urbanism: Four Urban Thinkers and the City They Envisioned 
Joan Ockman