Faculty Research & Publications
Our core faculty have pioneered research in building technology, cultural arts, housing, history, and urban sustainability. Below you can see a small selection of highlights of their recent work, from practice to research to publications. You can also visit individual faculty profile pages to learn more.
In her new book, Linda C. Samuels argues that optimism is a critical driver of public investment, societal progress, and—perhaps—democracy itself.
Managing 21st-centure waterways will require coordination on a continental scale, argues Associate Professor Derek Hoeferlin—and a foundational understanding of how water shapes our environment.
In her work at the Venice Biennale, Petra Kempf combines copious data and mischievous symbolism to explore how smart phones, online commerce and global connectivity are reshaping the urban terrain.
Eric P. Mumford and Mónica Rivera are Co-PIs on a grant-funded project exploring historic and contemporary built examples of open walkways in housing in Europe and Latin America.
Assistant professor Constance Vale is among the celebrated architects selected to design homes on the north side of Olive Street as part of the On Olive redevelopment project.
Selection of Faculty Work
Catoptric Surface, St. Louis, MO.
Kelley Van Dyck Murphy
Sine Screen. Winning entry for the Insite 2020 public art competition, to be completed in 2020 by Van Dyck Murphy Studio.
“Toolshed” and Public “Walkshops,” Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
Social Housing for Young People, Barcelona, Spain, 2007.
Barn and Studio Renovation, Godfrey, IL.
Everything Under One Roof!
Tracing Our Mississippi, 2021. Exhibit Columbus University Design Research Fellow installation and public programming.
Dressage Arena and Veterinary Residence, Quincy, MI.
Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pennsylvania.
Our faculty are widely published, from book publications to journal articles. A small selection of those titles are featured here.
Additional select publications:
Segregation by Design: Conversations and Calls for Action in St. Louis (2019); with co-author Mark Abbott
Rebuilding the American City (Routledge, 2016); with co-author D. Gamble
Lina Bo Bardi, Drawings (Princeton University Press, May 2019)
Place Matters: The Architecture of WG Clark (ORO, 2019)
Grafton Architects (Phaidon Press, 2018)
The Work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: Economy as Ethic (Thames & Hudson, 2017)
The Space Within: Interior Experience as the Origin of Architecture (Reaktion Books, 2016)
Marcel Breuer (Phaidon Press, 2016)
Defining urban design: CIAM Architects and the formation of a discipline, 1937-69 (Yale University Press, April 2009)
Stop Saving the Planet! An Environmentalist Manifesto (W. W. Norton & Company, April 2021)
Mute Icons & Other Dichotomies of the Real in Architecture (Actar, March 2021); with Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich.