Joan Ockman

Joan Ockman taught architecture history, theory, and design at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation for more than two decades and served as director of Columbia's Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, 19942008.

She is currently a distinguished senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and has also taught at Harvard, Yale, and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands. A widely published author and editor, she began her career at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City, where she was an editor for the journal Oppositions. Ockman is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A. '74) and Cooper Union School of Architecture (B.Arch. '80).

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 3308/6308 Special Topics in the Theory of Architecture I
  • ARCH 3819/6818 Special Topics in the History of Architecture and Urbanism; Manhattan as Crucible of 20th Century Urban Thought

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Graham Foundation Grant (2010)
  • Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Architecture, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning (2007)
  • AIA Honors for Collaborative Achievement (2003)
  • Center Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University (2002)
  • Book of the Year Award, AIA International Book Awards Program (1994)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Flatiron High and Low, Curator, Van Alen Institute (2009)

Publications (Selected)