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Joan Ockman

Lecturer
Architecture

Biography

B.Arch., Cooper Union
B.A., Harvard University

Joan Ockman served as Director of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University from 1994 to 2008 and was a member of the faculty of Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation for over two decades. In addition to Columbia and Penn, she has also taught at Yale, Cornell, Graduate Center of City University of New York, and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. She began her career at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York, where she was an editor of the legendary Oppositions journal and was responsible for the Oppositions Books series. Among her numerous publications, her award-winning anthology Architecture Culture 1943-1968 (Rizzoli, 1993) is now in its fifth printing. In 2003 she was honored by the American Institute of Architects with an award for collaborative achievement. She is currently completing a history of architecture and the Cold War and editing a book on the history of architecture education in North America.