- M.A., Cantab. Dr., Royal College of Art
- Hon. Dsc. Edinburgh, Hon. Dr Cordoba
Joseph Rykwert (born 1926) is Paul Philippe Cret Professor Emeritus of Architecture here at the University of Pennsylvania, and one of the foremost architectural historians and critics of his generation. Rykwert is the author of many influential works on architecture, including The Idea of a Town (1963), On Adam’s House in Paradise (1972), The Dancing Column (1996) and The Seduction of Place (2000). All his books have been translated into several languages. Joseph Rykwert is the 2014 recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal.