Graduate Architecture

Posted August 22, 2018

New Book By PhD Alumnus Examines Classical Architecture

A new book by PennDesign alumnus Victor Deupi (PhD '99) has just been published by Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers. Transformations in Classical Architecture: New Directions in Research and Practice examines how classical and traditional architecture can evolve in relation to digital media and fabrication, sustainability, ecology, and emerging economies. It includes work by Associate Professor Andrew Saunders and PennDesign alumnus Jaime Correa (MArch, MCP '88).

Dr. Deupi teaches architectural history and theory, design and representation at the University of Miami School of Architecture in Coral Gables. He has taught previously at Fairfield University, the New York Institute of Technology, the University of Notre Dame, the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture in London, and has been a “Visiting Critic” at the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. The principal focus of his research is on the art and architecture of the Early Modern Ibero-American world, and mid-20th-century Cuba. He is also the President of the CINTAS Foundation which gives annual fellowships in Architecture and Design, the Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and Music Composition to Cubans and people of Cuban descent.