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ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND LIST OF ARTICLES, BOOKS, BOOK REVIEWS AND LECTURES
WRITTEN BY STUART COHEN
Stuart Cohen was on the faculty of the University of Illinois, Chicago from 1973 to 2002. He held the rank of Full Professor from 1996 to his retirement in 2002. In addition to teaching at University of Illinois, Chicago he has held the following other academic appointments:
Fall 1988 - Visiting Associate Professor - University of Notre Dame.
Fall 1987 - Visiting Associate Professor - University of Notre Dame.
Fall 1987 - Fitz-Gibbon Visiting Professor - Carnegie Mellon University.
Spring 1987 - Visiting Associate Professor - University of Michigan.
Fall 1986 - Visiting Associate Professor - University of Notre Dame.
Fall 1984 - Visiting Professor - University of Texas Austin.
Spring 1984 - Visiting Professor - University of Pennsylvania.
Spring 1983 - Ekdahl Visiting Professor - Kansas State University.
Spring 1983 - Visiting Associate Professor, Harvard University.
Fall 1982 - Visiting Professor - University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Fall 1981 - Visiting Professor - University of Houston.
Spring 1981 - Visiting Professor - University of Miami Coral Gables.
Fall 1974 - Lecturer (Dept. of Art) - Roosevelt University Chicago.
Spring 1971 - Instructor - Columbia University.
Stuart Cohen was invited to serve as visiting critic on reviews of student work at the following schools:
Yale University (Graduate Reviews 1979, 1991).
University of Washington, St. Louis (Undergraduate Reviews 1976, 1978).
University of Toronto (Undergraduate Reviews 1980).
Catholic University of America ( Undergraduate Reviews 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980).
The Ohio State University (Undergraduate Reviews 1978, 1980, 1981).
Ball State University (Undergraduate Review 1978).
University of Illinois Urban ( Undergraduate Review 1978).
Harvard University (Graduate Review 1981).
University of Maryland (Undergraduate Reviews 1992).
Notre Dame University (Graduate and Undergraduate Reviews. Yearly 1978-1986).
ARTICLES BY STUART COHEN
“Ragdale Restored.” Chicago Architect magazine. September/October 2012. pp. 34-38.
“A tale of Two Houses.” Residential Architect. April 2005. P. 49, 50, 52.
“Robert E. Seyfarth, Architect,” biography and building list in The Chicago
Architectural Club Journal 9: Positions in Architecture 2000. pp.108-115.
“Remembering Essentials,” OZ, vol.12, (1990), pp. 10-11. Journal of the School of Architecture
Kansas State University. Candidate was invited to write about his creative work. Photographs and text.
“Contextual Windows,” Metropolitan Review. Vol. III, No.3, (May/June 1990), pp. 86-89.
Photographs and article by candidate about his creative work.
“Images of Stability,” STA Design Journal, (Society of Typographic Arts), (Fall, 1988), pp. 50-53.
“Sizing Up Bids for City’s New Public Library,” Crain’s Chicago Business, June 6, 1988.
The candidate was invited to write comments about the five designs for the Chicago Public Library Competition.
“Your Are What You Eat,” Inland Architect, (Sept/Oct. 1987), pp. 40-43.
“Contextualism: From Urbanism to a Theory of Appropriate Form,” Inland Architect, (May/June 1987).
“The Tall Building Urbanistically Reconsidered,” Forum (Holland), (Sept. 1985), pp. 2-7. Reprinted in English and in Dutch Translation.
“On Adding On,” Threshold, Vol. 3, (1985), pp. 75-90. Journal of the School of Architecture, University of Illinois Chicago.
“William Lescaze and American Modernism,” The Courier, Vol. XIX, No.1, (Spring, 1984), pp. 67-71, Syracuse University Library Association. Prepared comments delivered at Lescaze Symposium.
“The Tall Building Urbanistically Reconsidered,” Threshold, Vol. 2, (1983), pp. 6-13. Journal of the School of Architecture, University of Illinois Chicago.
“Loos Speculation,” The Chicago Architectural Journal, Vol. 3, (Rizzoli, 1983), pp. 6-13.
“The Skyscraper as Symbolic Form,” Design Quarterly, (1982), pp. 12-17. A publication of the
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“The Twentieth Century House,” Architectural Review, Vol. CLXX, No. 1015, (Sept. 1981), pp. 139-140 (London).
“Inlandscape,” review of exhibition of drawing and models of LeCorbusier’s Church at Friminy,
Inland Architect, (October 1981), pp. 3-7 & 40-44.
“The Pilgrimage Chapel at Ronchamp” co-authored with Steven Hurtt, in OPPOSITIONS 19/20 special issue on LeCorbusier edited by Kenneth Frampton. Winter/Spring 1980.
“Late Entries to the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition,” Progressive Architecture, (June 1980), pp. 94-99.
“History as Drawing,” Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. XXXII, ( Sept. 1978), pp. 2-3.
“Architectural Drawing: Return of a ‘Lost Craft’,” Inland Architect, ( June 1978), pp. 10-13.
“Allen Memorial Art Museum Addition, Oberlin, Ohio. A Summing Up,” Progressive Architecture, (October 1977), pp. 50-55.
“The Unknown Architecture of Chicago,” Inland Architect, (March 1976), pp. 19-22.
“The Commercial Street and What to do With It,” Inland Architect, (March 1976), pp. 8-12.
“Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer on America,” Progressive Architecture, (February 1975), pp. 54-58.
“Physical Context/Cultural Context: Including It All,” in OPPOSITIONS 2, (January 1974), pp. 1-40.
This article was largely responsible for introducing the concept of “Contextualism” in architecture and introducing the term into the vocabulary of American architectural theory.
“The word ‘contextual’ and even more, the word ‘contextualist’... In their origin I think they were Cornell Studio words, useful about 1966. Where they Tom Schumacher’s words or Stuart Cohen’s.” Footnote in Colin Rowe’s introduction to Peter Arnell and Ted Bickford, ed., James Stirling Building and Projects (New York: Rizzoli, 1984), p. 27.
“The term ‘contextualism’ was first used by Stuart Cohen and Steven Hurtt in an unpublished masters thesis entitled “Le Corbusier: The Architecture of City Planning,” from Thomas Schumacher, “Contextualism: Urban Ideals plus Deformations,” Casabella Italy) No. 359-360 (1971).
“Importantly, it was Schumacher, Cohen and Hurtt who extended the idea of context as a formal determinate beyond Rowe’s graduate studio in urban design to the design of the individual building, ‘contextualism’ a term they coined to describe the urban design strategies of the Cornell graduate studio in the late 1960s became one of the theoretical cornerstones of the architecture of the 1980s,” from Alex Caragonne, The Texas Rangers (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1995), p. 359,” Stuart Cohen’s 1974 article, ‘Physical Context/Cultural Context: Including it All’ described and promoted this inclusive contextual attitude. Thereafter contextualism descriptively captured the concern for the uniqueness of place and culture as a foil to the presumed universal qualities of modern architecture,” from Steven Hurtt, “Conjectures on Urban Form,” The Cornell Journal of Architecture, 1982. p. 67.
“The Structural Frame as Vernacular,” Inland Architect, (September 1973), pp. 14-17.
“A Chicago School Filling Station, Not Pumping Pop,” Inland Architect, (July 1973), pp. 16-19.
“Trailing Frank Lloyd Wright,” Architectural Design (AD), 42, (November 1972), pp. 63-64.
Architectural Design (AD), (London. July 1969), “Map Guide #20 Manhattan, New York”.
BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS BY STUART COHEN
Inventing the New American House: Howard Van Doren Shaw, Architect. Monacelli Press, N.Y., 20015. Great Houses of Chicago: 1871-1921. With Susan Benjamin. Acanthus Press, N.Y.
Stuart Cohen and Susan Benjamin, North Shore Chicago: Houses of the Lakefront Suburbs. Acanthus Press, NY, 2004. pp. 336.
Chicago Architects (Chicago, Swallow Press, 1976), 120 pp. This book was published concurrently with an exhibition of the same name co-curated by Cohen.
Reviewed by architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable in the Sunday March 14,1976.
New York Times, and reprinted in Huxtable, Ada Louise, Kicked a Building Lately?
(New York, Quadrangel/The New York times book Co.) 1976. pp. 281-284.
Huxtable wrote, “What we are dealing with then, is revisionist history. As such, the show is both an iconographic feast and an exercise in provocative scholarship. The aim...reinforced by Stuart Cohen’s knowledgeable catalogue, is to explode and expand the doctrinaire view of the Chicago contribution... “Chicago Architects” combines rediscovery and re-evaluation with irony and a bit of hubris. It is both history and polemics. There is the sound of an ax grinding quietly. but the material contains genuine implications for a broader, more objective understanding of modern architecture than the hygienically edited standard texts provide of what went on here and abroad. In fact, history and architecture may never be quite the same as this and similar rediscoveries unfold.”
Chapters in books
Design Development: Designing the Project. pp. 582-591 in Cindy Coleman, ed., Handbook of Professional Practice. McGraw Hill. N.Y., 2002.
Introduction to Virginia A. Greene, The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw, pp. xiii-xv.
Chicago Review Press. Chicago, 1998.
Introductory essay in Late Entries to the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition,
(New York: Rizzoli, 1980), pp. 7-9.
The Architecture of Good Intentions by Colin Rowe, and As I Was Saying, vol. 1,2,3. By Colin Rowe, edited by Alexander Carragone MIT Press, 1994 and 1996. In The Journal of Architectural Education, May 1999.
Artists Design Furniture by Denise Domergue, Master Pieces: Making Furniture from Paintings; by Richard Dall and Peter Campbell, Mid-Century Modern by Cara Greenberg; Chicago Furniture, Craft and Industry, 1833-1983 by Sharon Darling, in Design Issues, Vol. II, number 2, Fall 1985, pp. 77-81.
A Monograph of the Work of McKim, Mead and White 1879-1915, New Edition, with an essay
by Leland Roth. and The Architecture of McKim, Mead and White 1870-1920. A Building List, by Leland M. Roth. The Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. XXXIII, No.1, (September 1979), p. 36.
Modern Housing Prototypes, by Roger Sherwood, The Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. XXXII, No.3, (February 1979), p. 32.
Prairie School Architecture: Studies from “The Western Architect, by H. Allen Brooks,
The Prairie School Review, 12 (2), (Second Quarter 1975), p. 19.
The Architecture of John Wellborn Root, by Donald Hoffman, Architectural Forum, 40 (4), (November 1973), p. 11.
Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation, by Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver,
Architectural Forum, 138 (5), (June 1973), p. 6.
Lived-in Architecture, by Philippe Boudon, Architectural Forum, (September 1972), p. 14.
LECTURES GIVEN BY STUART COHEN
Howard Van Doren Shaw and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. University of Chicago. April 7, 2016.
The Chicago Tradition in Architecture. Driehuas Foundation 2015. Built Environment Symposium. Oct. 9-10, 2015. Speaker and panelist.
“The House of the Day after Tomorrow: George Fred Keck and Midwest Modernism.” Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Historical Society. May 17, 2015.
Lectures on Inventing the New American House: Howard Van Doren Shaw, Architect.
Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, April 28, 2015.
Glessner House Museum, May 5, 2015.
Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Historical Society, June 13, 2015.
Chicago Chapter Institute for Classical Art and Architecture. Sept. 3, 2015.
Chicago Chapter Society of Architectural Historians, Sept. 28, 2015.
“The Arts & Crafts Movement in Chicago c.1900.” Lake Forest Affiliates of the Chicago Art Institute. May, 2014.
“On Adding On.” AIA CRAN (Custom Residential Architect’s Network) National Conference, Santa Fe, N.M., Aug. 2013.
“The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw: Reimagining the Traditional House.” Driehaus Museum, Feb. 3, 2013.
“On Adding On: Incremental Architecture.” Chicago Chapter AIA. Feb.7, 2013.
Reinvention Conference. Oct. 17, 2012 for Residential Architect Magazine. Presentation of work.
“The Architecture of Kitchens” lecture at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, McCormick Place Chicago. April 2012.
Lectures with Susan Benjamin on Great Houses of Chicago: 1871-1921.
Chicago Art Institute April 19, 2008.
Driehaus Museum, Sept. 16, 2010.
Lectures with Susan Benjamin on North Shore Chicago Houses of the Lakefront Suburbs: 1880-1940. Lake Forest Preservation Foundation, Nov.21, 2004.
David Adler Cultural Center, Jan 23, 2005.
Evanston Historical Society Feb.3, 2005.
North Suburban Fine Arts Center, March 10, 2005.
Chicago Art Institute (Rubloff Auditorium), March 15, 2005.
The Arts Club of Chicago, 2005.
The Ragdale Foundation, May 15, 2005.
Lake Forest Lake Bluff Historical Society, 2005.
Lecture at the Graham Foundation, January 1996 to accompany an exhibit of Urban Design projects for Chicago done in The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate Studio under Stuart Cohen and Norman Crowe. 1985 to 1988.
Lecture on Cohen and Hacker’s recent work to the Young Architects Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Merchandise Mart, Chicago. April 1995.
“Post Mies, and the Beginning of Post Modern Architecture in Chicago,” lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center, July 1995..This lecture was given to students and faculty members from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya who were attending the University of Illinois Summer Institute in Architectural Theory.
“Turn of the Century House,” Lecture Series at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, March 1994. Sponsored by the Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago.
“Chicago 7 Architects,” Public lecture and symposium, August 17, 1994. Sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Invited public lecture on the work of Cohen & Hacker Architects at the Chicago Athenaeum, May 1994. The lecture was part of a lecture series held in conjunction with their exhibit “The Chicago Villa.”
Moderated Symposium featuring California architect Frank Israel at which he discussed his work and architectural philosophy. Chicago Architectural Club, Fall 1994.
Moderated Symposium at the Chicago Architectural Club with participants Merril Elam and Mark Linder. Spring 1994. They discussed “the new modernism” in relation to the work of Elam’s firm Scogin, Elam and Bray.
Lecture on the work of Cohen & Hacker. Francis Parker School Continuing Education Course on Architecture. Fall 1993.
Lecture on the Practice of Architecture at Highland Park High School as part of their “Focus on the Arts” week. April 1993.
Lecture on the work of Cohen & Hacker Architects. University of Illinois Chicago Department of Architecture Spring Lecture Series. 1992.
Lecture and symposium at The Chicago Historical Society, Oct. 21, 1989. The symposium topic was “The Recreation of the Street.”
AIA/RUDC ACSA Special Focus Session. Chicago, March 5, 1989.
“Urban Design: On Reconciling Formalist and Citizen Participatory Process.”
Symposium sponsored by the Chicago Chapter AIA. Union League Club Chicago. Winter 1989.
“Abstraction and Representation in Architecture.” Invited to speak on current trends in architecture.
Symposium University of Tennessee, Knoxville, April 14, 1988.
“Implied Directions for the 1990s.” Participant in Panel Discussion.
Symposium sponsored by the Society of Typographic Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, May 14, 1988. Symposium topic, “Postwar American Design and Its Cultural Ramifications.”
Presentation of a Paper and a participant in panel discussion.
Spring Lecture Series Baltimore Foundation for Architecture and the Baltimore Chapter AIA, March 29, 1988. Lecture series topic, “Building a Tradition: Regionalism and American Architecture.”
“You Are What You Eat,” lecture at School of Architecture Carnegie Mellon University, Oct. 20 1987.
“Remembrances of Things Past,” lecture at School of Architecture Cornell University. Sept. 1987.
“You Are What You Eat,” lecture at School of Architecture University of Michigan. Nov. 9, 1987.
“7+11 Symposium” on the Chicago 7 Architects and their continuing work. April 1987.
Held at the Chicago Art Institute, Chicago.
“Furniture as Architecture,” AIAS Forum, Chicago. January 1986.
“Recent Architectural Work,” lecture at School of Architecture Notre Dame University. Nov. 13, 1986.
ACSA Chicago Forum on Architectural Issues. Graham Foundation, Chicago. October 2-3, 1986.
“Remembrances of Things Past,” lecture at School of Architecture University of Minnesota. Oct. 23, 1985.
“William Lescaze and the Rise of Modern Design in America.” Panelist and Respondent at Symposium on the work of Lescaze. Syracuse University. February 15-16, 1984.
“1933 World’s Fair and the Development of Midwest Modernism,” lecture at the School of Architecture, Syracuse University. Feb. 1984.
“Recent Chicago Architecture,” lecture at the Iowa Chapter AIA, Winter Meeting. Des Moines. 1984.
“Recent Architectural Work,” lecture at the School of Architecture University of Illinois Chicago
Spring Lecture Series. Feb. 6, 1984.
“Recent Architectural Work,” lecture at the School of Architecture Kansas State University.
Ekdahl Memorial Lecture. April 11, 1983.
“Recent Architectural Work,” lecture at the School of Architecture Catholic University of America. Summer Program. July 6, 1982.
“Contemporary Architecture,” lecture at The Festival of the Arts. Northern Illinois University. Fall 1982.
“After the Fall: Postmodern Architecture.” Cohen was one of five lectures invited to lecture about contemporary American architecture as part of Architecture International a Lecture Series in Australia. Lecture Presented to professional audiences.:
Sydney: June 1, 1982.
Melbourne: June 3, 1982.
Perth: June 9, 1982.
“Recent Architectural Work,” lecture at the School of Architecture Kent State University. Feb. 10, 1981.
“Recent Architectural Work,” lecture at the School of Architecture Syracuse University. Fall 1980.
“Recent Architectural Work,” public lecture at The Architectural League of New York as a part of their
“Emerging Voices” Lecture series. April 20, 1981.
“Late Entries to the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition” a lecture delivered at the following institutions:
Catholic University, Washington, D.C. 1980.
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. 1980.
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1980.
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1980.
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. 1980.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1980.
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. 1980.
University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA). 1980.
Southern California Institute of Architecture. 1980.
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. 1980.
Kent State University, Feb. 10, 1981.
Syracuse University, Feb.11, 1981.
University of Houston, Feb. 19, 1981.
Miami Architectural Club, Miami, Florida, Dec. 17, 1981.
“Late Entries to the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition” participant in a symposium at the Museum of Contemporary Art,” Chicago. Fall 1980.
“On Adding On: A Theory of Building and Urban Additions” a lecture delivered at the following institutions:
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. 1980.
University of Southern California (USC). 1980.
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). 1980.
Southern California Institute of Architecture. 1980.
“Young Architects: Cross-section USA,” organizer and moderator of symposium at the Graham Foundation Chicago. May, 1980. Participants were Rudolfo Machado, Taft Architects, Sussane Torre, Tod Williams, Franklin Israel, Alfred Koetter.
“Beyond Typology: Meaning in Architecture,” lecture at the School of Architecture, Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1979.
“Recent Architectural Work,.” lecture at the School of Architecture University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1979.
“Sign and Symbolism in Commercial Architecture,” lecture at The ArchiCenter Chicago, Ill. 1979.
“Integration of History and Theory in the Design Studio.” Paper presented at ACSA Teachers Workshop, Cranbrook Academy. Summer, 1979.
“American Architectural Drawing: A Contemporary View,” organizer and moderator of panel and symposium at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, 1978. Panelists: David Gebhart, Deborah Nevins, Rosemarie Bletter, and Michael Graves.
“Cornell Architecture in Chicago,” The ArchiCenter, Chicago, 1978. Participant in a symposium accompanying an exhibition.
“Chicago Townhouse Competition,” The Graham Foundation, Chicago, May 1978 and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, December, 1978. Participant in a symposium accompanying an exhibition.
“Recent Architectural Work,” a lecture presented at the following institutions:
University of Virginia, Charlottesville. 1978.
University of Illinois Urbana. 1978.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 1978.
“Contemporary Chicago Architecture,” lecture at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1978. The Smithsonian Associates Lecture Series.
“Contextualism in Architecture,” lecture at the School of Architecture Catholic University, Washington, D.C. 1978.
“Recent Architectural Work,” lecture presented as a participant in a symposium, “State of the Art of Architecture,” The Graham Foundation, Chicago, Illinois. 1977.
“Frank Lloyd Wright and the Suburban Legacy: Over a Million Ranchburgers Sold,” lecture presented at a symposium, “Borrowing and Lending.” University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Fall 1977. Organized by Charles W. Moore and Wayne Attoe.
“Post Modernism: The Fall from Grace,” a lecture delivered at the following institutions:
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Penn. 1977.
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. 1977.
University of Toronto, Canada. 1977.
Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. 1976.
“Chicago Architects,” a lecture delivered at the following institutions:
Rice University, Houston, Texas. 1977.
Chicago School of Architecture Foundation, Chicago. 1977.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Affiliates), Chicago. 1977.
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. 1976.
Syracuse University. Syracuse, New York. 1976.
“Architectural Drawing,” participant in symposium organized by the Graham Foundation and School of Architecture University of Illinois, Chicago, 1977. Other participants: Paul Goldberger, James Freed.
“Recent Architectural Work,” a lecture delivered the following institutions:
Tulane University. 1975.
Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York. 1975.
“Architectural Education at Cornell University,” lecture and participation in panel discussion. Architectural League of New York. 1975.
“The Architecture of Paul Rudolph,” lecture presented at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1975. The Smithsonian Associates Lecture Series.
“Architectural Projects,” lecture at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York. 1974.
“Architecture in Context,” lecture at the School of Architecture Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. 1974.
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