Adjunct Professor

Matthew Allen researches the history and theory of architecture, computation, and aesthetic subcultures as they pertain to today’s pressing ecological and social issues. He is the author of Architecture becomes Programming: Modernism and the Computer, 1960-1990 and essays in venues such as Loge-fluxDomus, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (his writing can be found here). Allen holds a PhD and a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University. His research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and other institutions. Allen has worked for MOS, Preston Scott Cohen, and other firms at the leading edge of contemporary architectural practice.  

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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