Lynnette Widder is a practicing architect and current professor in sustainability management at Columbia University. From 2001-12, she was an associate professor at RISD and was the head of their department of architecture.
Widder is the co-author of Live Projects: Pedagogy into Practice (Taylor and Francis, 2014) and Ira Rakatansky: As Modern as Tomorrow (William Stout, 2010). Her writing on architectural history and sustainable building has appeared in journals like Daidalos, Bauwelt, Manifest, Journal of Industrial Ecology, and The Social Science Journal. Her professional work with the firm Aardvarchitecture has been published internationally. Widder was also a 2021 Fellow at the Institute for Ideas and Imagination at Reid Hall in Paris.
From Year Zero to Economic Miracle - Hans Schwippert and Sep Ruf in Postwar West German Building Culture will be issued in Summer/Fall 2022. While at MacDowell, she worked on a collection of essays about the immediate postwar period in West Germany based upon research completed through a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The first of these was published in The Oxonian Review in June 2022.