Michael Osman: The Managerial Aesthetics of Concrete

Cornell Architecture Post-Professional Masters 2011 Summer Lecture Series

Michael Osman, assistant professor at the University of California–Los Angeles, is an architectural historian whose work centers on the technological, environmental, and economic aspects of architecture in the 20th century. Previously, he has taught at the Yale School of Architecture and has received numerous grants and fellowships including a National Science Foundation Doctoral Research Grant and a Fulbright Fellowship. His writings have been published in Grey Room and Thresholds. Recently, Osman presented "Preserved Assets: Becoming Imperishable" at Oberlin College as part of a public working conference for a book tentatively titled Governing by Design: Architecture and Crisis from Modernization to Sustainability; and "Nature's Economy: Architecture, Environmental Regulation and the Science of Ecology" at the Van Alen Institute as part of the event Public Ecologies: On the Intersection of Ecological Theory and Design Practice. Osman holds a doctorate in history, theory, and criticism of architecture from MIT and master of architecture from Yale University.