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Alexander H. Wood

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Visiting Lecturer
Tower 5Fl

Alexander Wood is a historian of American architecture and urbanism, with a particular interest in the history of capitalism, construction, and labor. He has written articles and reviews for PLATFORM, Gotham, and Avery Review, and his research has been supported by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University.

He received his Ph.D. in Architecture from Columbia University in 2020 and has taught at Columbia, MIT, and MassArt. He also holds an M.Arch. from MIT and a B.Arch. from The Cooper Union.

2020 - PhD, History of Architecture, Columbia University; 2012 - SMArchS, MIT; 2010 - BArch, The Cooper Union
Industry Experience: 


  • 2019 - “The Designer in American Architectural Practice, 1880-1917,” SAH Conference, Providence, RI


  • 2019 - "Drawing, Designing, Thinking: 150 Years of Teaching Architecture at MIT," Co-curator with Gary Van Zante, Mark Jarzombek, Irina Chernyakova, Daryl McCurdy, and Jennifer Tran, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Architectural Historians
  • Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative