Discipline: Architecture – text

Catherine Ingraham

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2014

Catherine Ingraham is professor of Architecture in the graduate architecture program at Pratt Institute where she formerly served as Chair of Architecture from 1999-2005. As one of the most significant forces of American architecture theory, from 1991-98 she served as an editor of the highly constructive Assemblage, widely considered the most relevant journal on contemporary architectural theory during its time. She is the author of myriad articles on architectural culture, theory, and history published in academic journals, collections, and other publications. Ingraham is also the author of numerous books including Restructuring Architectural Theory, Editor with Marco Diani (Northwestern U. Press 1989); Architecture and the Burdens of Linearity (Yale U. Press, 1998); and Architecture, Animal, Human: The Asymmetrical Condition (Routledge Press, 2006). Ingraham has served as visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University 1991, 1993, and 2016-2020; the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University 1989, 1990, 2009, 2014; as well as at Princeton University School of Architecture and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her doctorate at The Johns Hopkins University and reports that her writing has benefitted greatly from MacDowell residencies.



Catherine Ingraham worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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