Kenneth Frampton

Author Q&A Contributor / Academic; Writer; Designer / United States / Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, and has served as a member of its faculty since 1973. He was born in the United Kingdom in 1930 and graduated as an architect from the Architectural Association, London, in 1956. Before migrating to the United States in 1965 to teach at Princeton University he was an associate in the practice of Douglas Stephen & Partners, London, while simultaneously serving as technical editor of the magazine Architectural Design. From 1976 to 1980 he was a Fellow of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies, New York, where he also served as a founding editor of the magazine Oppositions. Among his publications is the study Modern Architecture: A Critical History, first published in 1980. Since coming to the U.S., he has been primarily involved in teaching and writing.

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