Barry Bergdoll

Barry Bergdoll is The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) and professor of modern architectural history at Columbia University. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. from King’s College, Cambridge, and a Ph.D. from Columbia. His broad interests center on modern architectural history with a particular emphasis on France and Germany since 1800.

Bergdoll has organized, curated, and consulted on many landmark exhibitions of 19th- and 20th-century architecture, including “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling” at MoMA (2008); “Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–32” at MoMA (2007); “Mies in Berlin” at MoMA (2001), with Terence Riley; “Breuer in Minnesota” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2002); “Les Vaudoyer: Une Dynastie d’Architectes” at the Musée D’Orsay, Paris (1991); and “Ste. Geneviève/Pantheon; Symbol of Revolutions,” at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (1989).


David Leatherbarrow

B.Arch., University of Kentucky
Ph.D. in Art, University of Essex

Teaches courses in architectural theory and design studios in the graduate and undergraduate programs, supervises research, and directs the Ph.D. program. Taught theory and design at the Polytechnic of Central London and Cambridge University, England. In private practice with Lauren Leatherbarrow. Recipient of the Visiting Scholar Fellowship from the Canadian Center of Architecture (1997-98). Books include: Topographical Stories, Surface Architecture (with Mohsen Mostafavi), Uncommon Ground, Roots of Architectural Invention, On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time, and Masterpieces of Architectural Drawing. Research on history and theory of architecture and the city.


Fernando Diez

Fernando Diez is Director of the Department of History and Theory, Faculty of Architecture at the Universidad de Palermo (UP) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is also Professor of Urbanism. He is the Editorial Director of Argentinean-based architecture journal Summa+ since 1994 and studied architecture at the Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina and Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has been researching and teaching architecture since 1979, and is the author of Buenos Aires y algunas constantes en las transformaciones urbanas and Crisis de Autenticidad on Argentine architecture.His critical and theoretical work has been widely published in Argentina and internationally. He is also contributor to the Opinion section of La Nación newspaper in Buenos Aires, where he writes on ecology, urban development and environmental issues. Diez was professor of architecture at the Universidad de Belgrano and Universidad de Buenos Aires, and has been visiting professor at a number of universities internationally. He holds a chair at the Argentine Academy of Sciences of the Environment.Fernando Diez moderated the workshop Green urbanism - Between ecology and economy at the 2nd International Holcim Forum 2007 in Shanghai. He was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for region Latin America in 2008 and will again be a member of the jury in 2014.


Francis Strauven

Pro­fes­sor eme­ri­tus of Ghent Uni­ver­sity and foun­ding mem­ber of the Ar­chi­ves d'Architecture Mo­derne in Brus­sels. Mem­ber of the Bel­gian Royal Fle­mish Aca­demy of Art and Sci­ence. Apart from teaching, which co­vered ar­chi­tec­tu­ral his­tory from the re­nais­sance to the twen­ti­eth cen­tury, Strau­ven did re­se­arch into the de­ve­lop­ment of the mo­dern mo­ve­ment, es­pe­cially in Bel­gium and the Nether­lands. He pu­blis­hed ar­ti­cles and mo­no­graphs on art nou­veau, func­tio­na­lism, CIAM, Team 10 and re­la­ted to­pics.

Horacio Torrent

He was born in Argentina, and established in Chile in 1994. He graduated in Architecture at the National University at Rosario – Argentina in 1985. He is Magister in Architecture from the Catholic University in Santiago and Ph.D. candidate from the National University in Rosario. He also studied conservation and restoration at the UNESCO and Argentinean Council for Monuments and Sites Programme in 1985, and at the Social Science Postgraduate Programm of the Latin American Faculty of Social Science (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires in 1987-89. He was ARIAH Fellowship in 1997, and he has developed research on modern architecture at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, at the Getty Institute for the Arts and the Humanities, and at the National Gallery of Arts in Washington. He has taught at several universities in Argentina, Chile, Brasil, and Venezuela. He has worked as PNUD- UNESCO Consultant on Restoration of Monuments. He has published several essays and works on architecture, landscape and urbanism of the 20th. Century. He was, between 1996 and 2001, Coordinator of the first Information and Documentation Centre specialiced on Modern Architecture in Chile. He also has developed a professional practice and has entered various national and international architectural competitions, by himself or in colaboration. He has colaborated with Mathias Klotz between 1996 and 2000. He is currently Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Head of the Magister in Architecture Programme at the Catholic University in Santiago.


Réjean Legault

Réjean Legault is associate professor at the École de design of the Université du Québec à Montréal. He is the director of the school’s Master in Environmental Design Program and also teaches graduate level courses in the study and preservation of modern architecture. He holds degrees in architecture and planning studies from the Université de Montréal, and a PhD in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Among his publications, he is the editor, together with Sarah Williams Goldhagen, of Anxious Modernisms: Experimentation in Postwar Architectural Culture (Cambridge, The MIT Press, 2000). His ongoing research projects and publications focus on the historiography of modern architecture, on the semantics of exposed concrete, and on postwar architectural culture. His research on Brutalism in modern architecture includes an essay on “The Idea of Brutalism in Canadian Architecture” (2011) and the organization of conference sessions at the Society of Architectural Historians and the European Architectural History Network.


Stanislaus von Moos

Is a professor of art history at the University of Zurich. He was the founder and first editor of Archithese, which journal succeeded in becoming one of the most important forums for architectural discussion. His scholarship includes work on Le Corbusier and Venturi and Scott Brown.