MemberRobert Cowherd

Robert Cowherd, PhD, is Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. His research and publication focuses on the history and theory of architecture and urbanism in Southeast Asia and Latin America. He is a member of the Board of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative. In 2015, he was Visiting Associate Professor of History, Theory and Criticism at MIT teaching A Global History of Architecture, and 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar pursuing research on the role of design in recent social transformations in Medellín, Colombia.

MemberDaniele Salvoldi

I hold a PhD in Egyptology from University of Pisa. Currently, I am am adjunct assistant professor at the American University in Cairo (Introduction to ancient Egyptian architecture) and at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (History and Theory of Architecture 1; Architecture of Egypt: Time and Place). From 2014 to 2016 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Dahlem Research School, Freie Universität Berlin, working on an Historical GIS of Nubia. Enjoying a short term scholarship (British Academy 2011) granted by Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei I compiled the complete catalogue of William John Bankes’ Egyptian Portfolio in the Dorset History Centre (Dorchester) and made a photographic record of it. In 2009 I discovered Alessandro Ricci’s lost travel account and I am currently working on a scientific edition of the text to be published by AUC Press.

MemberStylianos (Stelios) Giamarelos

Dr Stylianos (Stelios) Giamarelos is an architect, historian and theorist of postmodern culture. Before undertaking a PhD in Architectural History & Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, he studied Architecture, Philosophy, and History of Science and Technology in Athens. He is currently a Teaching Fellow and module coordinator in Architectural History, Theory & Interdisciplinary Studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL. A founding editor of the Bartlett’s LOBBY magazine (2013-2016), he is also a General Editor for the EAHN’s Architectural Histories since 2017. In 2008, he co-curated ATHENS by SOUND, the National Participation of Greece in the 11th Biennale of Architecture in Venice. Among others, he has published in the Journal of Architecture, Journal of Architectural Education, Architectural Design, Footprint, OASE, FRAME, San Rocco, and Metalocus. In 2018, he was a Judge for the international Undergraduate Awards and a finalist runner-up for the biannual EAHN Publication Award. Research Areas include: postmodern and digital architectural cultures; transcultural authorships of regional architectures; oral histories in architecture; philosophy, science, technology and narrative (from comics and literature to videogames) in architectural histories, theories and practices.

MemberSben Korsh

I am an educator, historian and curator focused on buildings, landscapes, and political economy. I am a PhD student in architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I hold a BA from the City University of New York, an MS from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MPhil from the University of Hong Kong, all in the history and theory of architecture. Over the past five years, I have researched spaces of financial work — like individual office buildings or entire financial districts — in global cities such as New York, London, Hong Kong and San Francisco. From 2014-16, I lived in the Bay Area, and wrote a masters thesis on the architectural history of the Transamerica Pyramid. I am now organizing this work into a future exhibition and catalog that will examine the building’s corporate history, controversial design and backlash, and how it today has become quintessential to the San Francisco skyline. Between 2017-19 I lived in Hong Kong, where I examined the history of finance and its relationship to Hong Kong’s political economy. I am now finishing this work through my current book project, The Architecture of Stock Exchanges in Hong Kong: Design of a Free Market. As the 2018-19 Emerging Curator at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montréal, I organized the multimedia research project, Market Landscape: Between Financial Districts and the Planet. This work was done collaboratively with the architect and landscape historian Maxime Decaudin, a PhD Candidate in Art History at Sorbonne Université in Paris. In addition, I have assisted on architectural exhibitions at the City Gallery of Hong Kong, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Institute for Public Architecture in New York, and UC Berkeley’s Wurster Gallery; I co-edited collections for The Architecture Lobby and the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative; and I organize with other workers as part of the Architecture Lobby at the local and international level.

MemberBrett Tippey

My research focuses on Richard Neutra and twentieth century Spanish architecture, during the Franco period.  At Kent State University I serve as Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies.  In addition to design studios, I teach several architectural history/theory courses, including: Twentieth Century Architecture, The Modern in Spain, Convivencia: The Architecture of Al-Andalus, Structural Typology and Understanding Architecture.

MemberSamia Henni

She is an architectural historian who teaches at the Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University. Her teaching and research interests include the history and theory of the built and projected environment in relation to colonialism, deserts, displacement, gender, resources and wars. She is the author of the award-winning Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (EN, 2017; FR, 2019). She taught at Princeton University’s School of Architecture, ETH Zurich and the Geneva University of Art and Design.

MemberPedro P. Palazzo

I am an architectural historian and a historic preservationist specializing in the western Mediterranean and Portuguese-speaking world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. My research explores the interfaces between traditional and modern construction as well as between the ‘learned’ architecture of classicism and vernacular typologies. I am currently associate professor at the University of Brasilia School of Architecture and Urbanism and a visiting scholar affiliated with the TechNetEmpire research project at the NOVA University, Lisbon. I am a member of the Documentation committee of Icomos Brazil.