Kevin Block

Dissertation Title

Drawn Apart: Abstraction and the Formation of Architectural Expertise in Postbellum New York

Research Interests

Architectural history and theory, the sociology of architecture, cultural history, American studies, design studies, creativity and labor, globalization.



My dissertation is a historical research project that reconsiders the epistemological and social conditions necessary for the growth of the American architecture profession. I am broadly interested in architecture and design as forms of knowledge production and the built environment as a means of cultural development. I have taught for UC Berkeley's Rhetoric Department, Architecture Department, Geography Department, and the Program in American Studies.