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Amir Ameri PhD

Professor
  • College of Architecture and Planning

Email Address:amir.ameri@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone:303-556-3176


About

Amir Ameri's website: https://www.ahameri.net/

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 the 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, Architecture, Aesthetics, and the Predicaments of Theory, was published by Routledge in 2022. His previous book, The Architecture of the Illusive Distance, was published by Ashgate in 2015. 


Courses

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT


Research and Creative Work

The Architecture of the Illusive Distance book cover
The Architecture of the Illusive Distance by Amir H. Ameri

Architecture, Aesthetics, and the Predicaments of Theory book cover
Architecture, Aesthetics, and the Predicaments of Theory by Amir Ameri

Areas of Expertise

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

Education, Licensure & Certifications

DEGREES HELD

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