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Amir Ameri PhD

  • College of Architecture and Planning

Amir Ameri received his Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urban Development from Cornell University, M.S.Arch from Cornell University, and B.Arch from University of California, Berkeley.  He has taught architectural history, theory, and design at various academic institutions including Temple University, Parsons School of Design, and Cornell University. His research and teaching explore the complexities of the dialogue between architecture and culture.  His publications range from critical studies in the history of theoretical discourse on architecture, to the history of cultural institutions and secular building types, to critical studies in architectural pedagogy. His articles have appeared in various academic journals, including Art History, Poetics Today, Architectural Theory Review, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Semiotica, SubStance, Screen, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and Journal of Art and Design Education. His recent book, The Architecture of the Illusive Distance, was published by Ashgate in 2015. 



  • Design Studio IV
  • History of Architecture I
  • History of Architecture II
  • Architecture, in Theory

Areas of Expertise


Architecture as a cultural system; history of theoretical discourse on architecture; history of secular building types and cultural institutions; American architecture.

Education, Licensure & Certifications


  • B.Arch., University of California Berkeley
  • Ph.D., M.S.Arch., Cornell University