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Jonah Rowen

Visiting Associate Professor


Jonah Rowen is an architectural historian whose work focuses on intersections between architectural technics, economics, environments, materials and commodities, and labor. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he wrote a dissertation on nineteenth-century Anglo-Caribbean colonial exchanges and buildings’ design and production, figured as technologies of risk management and security. He currently teaches architectural history and seminars at the New School – Parsons School of Design and the Cooper Union School of Architecture. He holds a Master of Architecture from Yale, and has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Rice University, Columbia University and Barnard College, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He has published essays in Platform, Grey Room, Log, and Pidgin, and was a founding editor of Project: A Journal for Architecture.

Ph.D., Columbia University M.Phil., Columbia University M.Arch., Yale University B.A., Carnegie Mellon University