Faculty portfolios

  • Defining urban design: CIAM Architects and the formation of a discipline, 1937-69 (Yale University Press, April 2009).
    Defining urban design: CIAM Architects and the formation of a discipline, 1937-69 (Yale University Press, April 2009).
  • Co-editor, with Hashim Sarkis. Collection of essays from 2003 Harvard symposium on Sert.
    Co-editor, with Hashim Sarkis. Collection of essays from 2003 Harvard symposium on Sert.
  • Editor and part author. Collection of essays and memoirs tracing the development of modern architecture in the St. Louis region.
    Editor and part author. Collection of essays and memoirs tracing the development of modern architecture in the St. Louis region.
  • An essay in a collection about the 1950 collaboration between Sert and the Abstract Expressionist artist Hans Hofmann.
    An essay in a collection about the 1950 collaboration between Sert and the Abstract Expressionist artist Hans Hofmann.
  • The first book-length history of the influential organization of modern architects known as CIAM.
    The first book-length history of the influential organization of modern architects known as CIAM.

Eric Mumford

Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture

Phone: 
314-935-6213
Fax: 
314-935-8520

Givens 112

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

PhD in Architecture, Princeton University; MArch, MIT; AB in History, Harvard University

 

Eric Paul Mumford is the Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. He also holds courtesy appointments in the departments of Art History and Archaeology and History in Arts & Sciences, and is a faculty scholar at the Institute for Public Health.

Mumford is an expert on the history of modern architecture and urbanism, and teaches courses in the history and theory of architecture. His books and edited volumes include Designing the Modern city: urbanism since 1850 (2018); The CIAM Discourse on Urbanism, 1928-1960 (2000), Modern Architecture in St. Louis: Washington University and postwar American architecture, 1948-1973 (2004); Josep Lluís Sert: the architect of urban design (2008); Defining Urban Design: CIAM Architects and the Formation of a Discipline (2009), and The Writings of Josep Lluís Sert (2015). In 2013, he was a Fulbright Specialist in urban planning at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, and in 2014 he received a collaborative grant from the MIT Global Architectural History Teaching Consortium. He is currently the curator of a forthcoming exhibition of original material from the Fondation Le Corbusier at the new Tadao Ando-designed Wrightwood Gallery in Chicago.

Mumford is a graduate of Harvard University (1980) and earned his MArch at MIT in 1983 and his PhD in architecture at Princeton University in 1996. He was chair of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Visiting Committee from 2011-14.