Jeffrey M. Chusid

Author Q&A Contributor / Academic; Writer / United States / Cornell University

Jeffrey Chusid is a preservation architect and associate professor in the Historic Preservation Planning Program at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He has lectured, written about, and curated exhibitions on modernism in California and India, especially the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Allen Stein. Chusid has also written about historic preservation and sustainability, and the fate of historic resources in areas of cultural exchange and conflict. His professional practice includes preservation planning, cultural landscapes, materials conservation, sustainability, and new architectural design; the projects have been located across the U.S., and in China, Ukraine, Bosnia, and Fiji. His book, Saving Wright: The Freeman House and the Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity, was published by W. W. Norton in 2011. Chusid received his BA and MArch Degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He has also taught at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Southern California, where he introduced the first coursework in historic preservation.

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