Graduate Architecture

David Leatherbarrow


B.Arch., University of Kentucky
Ph.D. in Art, University of Essex

Dr. Leatherbarrow has taught theory and design at Penn since 1984, and before that at Cambridge University and the University of Westminster (formerly PCL) in England.  He lectures throughout the world and has held honorary professorships in Denmark, Brazil, and China.  Dr. Leatherbarrow was the recipient of the Visiting Scholar Fellowship from the Canadian Center of Architecture (1997-98) and two Fulbright Fellowships. Books include: 20th Century Architecture, Three Cultural Ecologies (with R. Wesley), Architecture Oriented Otherwise, Topographical Stories, Surface Architecture (with Mohsen Mostafavi), Uncommon Ground, Roots of Architectural Invention, and On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time. His research focuses on history and theory of architecture and the city.