Brendan Moran

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Brendan Moran.

Brendan Moran is an architectural historian whose ongoing research examines the intersection of architecture and planning education during the mid-century in America, as well as the larger matter of the role of the research university in shaping various forms of professional education involving design. His essay entitled “Aesthetic Platforms” appeared in What is Art Education?: A Twenty-First Century Question (MIT Press 2009). He was a member of the Board of Directors of DOCOMOMO US from 2002 until 2006, and was co-editor of Perspecta 32: Resurfacing Modernism (2001).

Prior to Rensselaer, he has taught courses in design and architectural history/theory at Yale University, Columbia University, NJIT, and Syracuse University. Brendan is co-founder of AD-Hoc, a design think tank. He has worked for various architecture firms in New York City and elsewhere, including Leeser Architecture, Spivak Architects, The Rockwell Group, Bone/Levine Architects, and Peter L. Gluck and Partners.

He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture History and Theory from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, as well as a Masters in Environmental Design from the Yale School of Architecture.

Brendan Moran holds a Ph.D. in architecture history and theory from Harvard University and a Masters of Environmental Design from Yale University.

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