College of Architecture and Urban Studies 50 Year Anniversary

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Kenneth Frampton spoke at Virginia Tech during the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ 25th anniversary celebration, and we are thrilled to welcome him back for our 50th anniversary. British architect, critic, and historian Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. In 1972, he became a fellow of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York and a co-founding editor of its magazine Oppositions. Frampton is well-known for his writings on twentieth-century architecture. He achieved prominence in architectural education with his essay, “Towards a Critical Regionalism” (1983). His books include Modern Architecture: A Critical History (1980; revised 1985, 1992, and 2007) and Studies in Tectonic Culture (1995). In 2002, a collection of Frampton’s writings over a period of 35 years was collated and published under the title Labour, Work and Architecture (Phaidon Press, London).