Faculty portfolios

  • Patty Heyda, What About Typology? An Update for Late Capitalism (JAE 2019). New Ranch type illustration by T. Huston.
    Patty Heyda, What About Typology? An Update for Late Capitalism (JAE 2019). New Ranch type illustration by T. Huston.
  • Patty Heyda, Invisible\Cities, Anatomy of a Redevelopment. (Forthcoming, MWMS).
    Patty Heyda, Invisible\Cities, Anatomy of a Redevelopment. (Forthcoming, MWMS).
  • Patty Heyda, Erasure Urbanism (Architecture is All Over, Columbia Books on Architecture and the City). Eds. E.Choi, M. Trotter.
    Patty Heyda, Erasure Urbanism (Architecture is All Over, Columbia Books on Architecture and the City). Eds. E.Choi, M. Trotter.
  • Patty Heyda, The City as Diagram Agency, Dispatch from the Moral Border, Kinloch, MO (Urban Infill, CUDC Kent State).
    Patty Heyda, The City as Diagram Agency, Dispatch from the Moral Border, Kinloch, MO (Urban Infill, CUDC Kent State).
  • Patty Heyda, Rebuilding the American City, co-author D. Gamble (Routledge, 2016).
    Patty Heyda, Rebuilding the American City, co-author D. Gamble (Routledge, 2016).
  • Patty Heyda, Rebuilding the American City, co-author D. Gamble (Routledge, 2016).
    Patty Heyda, Rebuilding the American City, co-author D. Gamble (Routledge, 2016).

Patty Heyda

Associate Professor

Givens 210

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

MArch II Distinction, Harvard University; BArch/MArch, Tulane University

 

Patty Heyda is an urban designer, architect, visual artist, educator, and scholar. She studies the politicization of design in American cities under late capitalism. Her work explores embedded relationships of power over time, through a spatial-social lens. Her scholarship and teaching fuse urban design, drawing, mapping and architecture formal practices with planning, geography, critical urban theory, cultural landscape production, law, and political economy. Heyda’s approach is drawn from experiences practicing professionally with Paris-based Ateliers Jean Nouvel, in a transitioning eastern European context; with Chan Krieger Associates/NBBJ and HOK on complex large-scale framework plans in the U.S.; and from her own St. Louis-based teaching and design work that has earned recognition from AIA Boston/BSA, AIA St. Louis, and national and international competition awards from ThinkSpace, the Nashville Civic Design Center, and other organizations.

At the Sam Fox School, Heyda teaches studios and advanced seminars in the architecture and urban design graduate and undergraduate programs. She leads the urban design minor, and in fall 2018, she served as interim chair of urban design. Heyda also teaches and collaborates across the various humanities platforms at Washington University, including the departments of Anthropology, Sociology, and History; and in the American Culture Studies (AMCS) program, where she currently holds a courtesy appointment and participates in the Material World of Modern Segregation project. She co-advises the Mellon Foundation funded Divided City Humanities and Design grant, and from 2011-2017, she ran the popular City Seminar series on emerging urban research topics and methods.

Heyda is the co-author of Rebuilding the American City (Routledge, 2016, with D. Gamble), a behind-the-scenes view of American urban redevelopment implementation paradigms, tensions, and complexities in 15 American cities. The book was featured on NPR’s Here and Now with Robin Young, among other national venues. A follow-up book, provisionally titled Rebuilding the American Small Town is under contract (Routledge). Heyda has been a featured speaker at the National AIA Conference on Architecture; the Missouri History Museum; the Witte Museum in San Antonio; Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice; Harvard University, Georgia Tech, University at Buffalo; and Indiana University, among numerous other outlets, as well as in documentary films, public television media, and academic and professional conferences and panels. Heyda’s other publications include chapters and articles in Architecture is All Over (Columbia University Press), Urban Infill/ Diagrammatically (Kent State CUDC), the Journal of Architectural Education JAE, Conditions; MONU and City Observer, among others. Her Roman Operating System project, conducted with Rem Koolhaas and colleagues, was published and exhibited internationally in Mutations (Actar) and Content (Taschen). Currently, Heyda is completing Ferguson Primer, a graphic, spatialized account of the fragmented, politicized American suburb (as a new space of political action).

Heyda oversees the prestigious international $50,000 James Harrison Steedman Memorial Fellowship in Architecture on behalf of the Sam Fox School. She serves on the boards of the University’s Association of Women Faculty and the regional Metropolitan Research Exchange. Previously, Heyda has taught at Harvard University and Northeastern University.

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