Thursday, May 30, 2019
Join AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series
Title: Concrete and Steel: Reimagining the Modern
Speaker: Michael Kubo, PhD
1.0 AIA Learning Unit
Michael Kubo is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Architectural History and Theory at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston. He was previously the Wyeth Fellow at the Center For Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and associate curator for OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. His recent publications on the history and preservation of twentieth-century architecture and urbanism include Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (2015), OfficeUS Atlas (2015), and the forthcoming Imagining the Modern: Architecture and Urbanism in the Pittsburgh Renaissance (2019). He is currently preparing a book on The Architects Collaborative and the authorship of the architectural corporation after 1945.
Kubo holds a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His writing has appeared in publications including the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Harvard Design Magazine, Bauhaus Magazine, Architects Newspaper, PRAXIS, MAS Context, CLOG, and Volume. Prior to joining the University of Houston, Kubo taught studios and seminars at Pratt Institute, the University of Texas at Austin, and SUNY Buffalo, where he was the Peter Reyner Banham Fellow for 2008–09.