Ted Brown

B.S. Architecture, University of Virginia; M.Arch., Princeton University

Ted Brown is a professor in the School of Architecture, Syracuse University where he has served as the graduate and undergraduate chair, and as director of the Florence programs. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (1988) and a Fellow of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, University of Chicago (2018).

Brown’s collaborative design practices work within the public and private sectors addressing architecture and the city at the infrastructural, neighborhood and apparatus scales. He is a founding partner of Munly/Brown Studio, with projects that include mix-use housing, the master plan for the Salt District Neighborhood, a Childcare Campus at SU, and a university Catholic Chapel. In collaboration with the landscape practice Julia Czerniak/CLEAR, Brown has worked on local waterfront redevelopment projects for the city of Syracuse. Together they have taught courses that address design, landscape, and global change, most recently in the Galapagos Islands (2023). His work in the visual arts has ranged from “Landscape Miniatures” to mix media stain paintings. His research includes visualization of archeological sites and addressing sea level rise for coastal communities. Brown’s recent collaboration with Bill Brown examines ways to link the art of assembly as a material practice with assemblage theory. The forum for this work is Studio R-A resulting in articles, exhibitions, and design provocations on/of re-assemblage. “Siting re-assemblage” re-imagines landscape as an assemblage practice in the context of assemblage thinking in the visual arts, social theory, and urban geography.

Buildings and Projects

  • University Catholic Chapel (Munly/Brown Studio with AMA) 2017-
  • “On Drawing Drawing On” exhibition installation, Logan Center Art Gallery, Chicago, 2021
  • “Elsewhere: re-assembly,” film w/ Bill Brown, Greensboro, NC, 2018-2020
  • “The Chicago Table(t): Siting Reassembly,” w/ Bill Brown, competition entry for the Burnham Prize, Chicago, 2020
  • Outdoor Environmental Classroom, Onondaga Creek, Syracuse, NY (with CLEAR & TWMLA), 2014
  • Urban Rest Stop Competition, Syracuse, NY (with Martin Hättasch and George Little) 2014
  • “Tempelhof Airport: City within the City,” Berlin, Germany, 2013
  • Live/Make Competition, Cincinnati, OH (with Martin Hättasch and George Little) 2013
  • Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan, Syracuse, NY (with CLEAR & TWMLA), 2012-2014
  • Salt District Neighborhood Food and Health Center, Syracuse, NY, 2012
  • Huntington Hall Entrance Competition, Syracuse University, 2012
  • Childcare Campus, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2010-11
  • Haxton Residence, Manlius, NY, 2010-2011
  • Yeosu Expo Pavilion Competition, Yeosu, South Korea (C.Olsen, M. Tirrone, S. MacNamara), 2009
  • Green City Homes, Syracuse, NY, 2008-9
  • The Amos @ Quackenbush Square, mix-use residential, Albany, NY, 2008-09
  • Savvy Wine Cellar, Camillus, NY, 2008-09
  • Onondaga Creek Corridor Study, Syracuse, NY (with CLEAR, CeLL, OEI), 2008-2009
  • Svelta House, DeWitt, NY, 2007-09
  • Liberty School Media Center, Liberty, NY (design consultant to Ashley McGraw), 2008
  • The Amos @ Syracuse Inner Harbor, mix-use Residential, Syracuse, NY, 2007-2008
  • Redeemer Church Addition, Liverpool, NY, 2001-02


  • “On Drawing Drawing On” w/ Bill Brown, Logan Center Art Gallery, Chicago, 2021
  • “Chimera,” Group Show, Architecture Gallery, Syracuse, NY, 2015
  • New Perspectives on Nodeul-island, Seoul Architecture Festival, Korea (w/ Julia Czerniak and Trevor Lee), 2014
  • Sustainable Campus: Cladding the Giant (curator), Syracuse Center, Florence, Italy, 2014
  • UNZIP, Expo 2012 Pavilion, Korea (with Munly, Olsen, Tirone, MacNamara), 2011
  • Home Turf, High Performance House, SoA, Syracuse, NY, 2009
  • After the Master Plan: Syracuse Builds, The Warehouse, Syracuse, NY, 2007
  • Optical Concrete, Syracuse Center of Excellence Environmental and Energy Systems, Syracuse, NY, 2006
  • Off the Wall, Lubin House, New York, NY, 2004
  • IKEAGRAMS: Graduate Student Design Research (co-curator), Urban Center, New York, NY, 2004
  • The Architect’s Work, I: Peter Eisenman (co-curator), SoA Syracuse, NY, 2004
  • Collage, Utopics and the Political: New Urbanisms/New Landscapes, 1999
  • Representations of the City, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1998
  • Representations of the City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rapid City, MI, 1999
  • Representations of the City, Ital.-American Museum, San Francisco, CA, 1999
  • Representations of the City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV, 2000
  • Architectural Drawings in Florence, Now 5, Casa di Dante, Florence, Italy, 1997
  • When the Earth Meets the Sky, Miami University, Miami, FL, 1994
  • ACSA National Design Awards, Charleston, SC, 1993
  • Michael Graves Idee e Progetti, 1981-91 (curator), Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy, 1991
  • Casa Piu Bella del Mondo, Galleria Idea Books, Milan, Italy, 1989
  • Casa Piu Bella del Mondo, Galleria Epsylon, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 1990
  • Casa Piu Bella del Mondo, Saie Due, Bologna, Italy, 1990
  • The Village of Washington Ridge, Silo Gallery, New Milford, CN, 1988
  • The Village of Washington Ridge, Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, CN, 1989
  • The Village of Washington Ridge, Yale University Club, NY, 1989
  • Representations of the City, American Academy, Rome, Italy, 1988

Grants and Awards

  • Fellow, Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, 2018
  • Faculty Research Grant: Berlin Journal: Tempelhof, Alternative Futures, 2014
  • Dialectical Diagrams/Compound Density (with Martin Hättasch), 2012
  • CNY AIA design award, Liberty Media Center (design consultant to AMA), 2011
  • Faculty Works Grant: Dinosaurs of Downtown, conversion of vacant downtown office buildings, 2011
  • Syracuse University Scholar/Teacher of the Year, 2010
  • NYSERDA Grant, Design Intelligence for Energy Performance Optimization, PI, 2009
  • Faculty works Grant: High Performance House, 2007, 2009
  • Optical Concrete, Research fellowship w/ the Syracuse Center of Excellence, 2005
  • Delmas Foundation Grant, in support of Virtual Materialities publication, 2003
  • ACSA National Design Awards, 1994
  • Finalist, Casa Piu Bella Del Mondo, 1988
  • Fellow, American Academy in Rome, 1988


  • “Reciting Re-Assemblage,” w/ Bill Brown, Portable Gray, vol. 2 no. 2, (University of Chicago Press, 2019) 303-317.
  • “Siting re-assemblage: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,” w/ Bill Brown, Journal of Landscape Architecture (volume 13-3, 2018) 40-53.
  • ‘The Eagle has Landed,” MAS Context Issue 25-262: Legacy (Chicago, 2015)
  • ‘The Architect’s Work’, Diez + Muller 2004-14 (Trama Ediciones, Quito, 2014)
  • ‘Munly Brown Studio: Rust Belt Renegades,’ Clare Olsen, Art Voices, 20, 2009
  • Design Intelligence for Performance Optimization, NYS Energy Research Development, 2009
  • Syracuse Builds: After the Master Plan, Princeton Architectural Press, 2013
  • Clouds: Graduate Student Design Research, Co-editor, in-house, web site, 2006
  • IKEAGRAMS: Graduate Student Design and Research, Co-editor, Scotsman Press, Syracuse, 2004
  • ‘Laughter and Forgetting,’ IKEAGRAMS: Graduate Student Design and Research, 2004
  • The Architect’s Work, I: Peter Eisenman, Editor, exhibition publication, 2004
  • ‘Lasiate Ogni Speranza,Voi ch’Entrate,’ The Architect’s Work, I: Peter Eisenman, 2004
  • Architectural Drawings in Florence, Now 5, Società Delle Belle Arti, Firenze, Italia, 1997
  • ‘The Village of Washington Ridge,’ Congress for New Urbanism, Proceedings, 1994
  • ‘The Village of Washington Ridge,’ Modulus 23, Charlottesville, 1995
  • ‘Casa Bifronte and The Village of Washington Ridge,’ ACSA National Conference, Proceedings, 1993
  • Michael Graves Idee e Progetti, 1981-91, co-editor, Electa Press, Milan, 1991
  • ‘The Gestalt of Graves,’ Michael Graves Idee e Progetti, Electa, 1991
  • American Academy in Rome Exhibition Catalogue, Representation of the City,’ 1988
  • Casa Piu Bella, Exhibition Catalogue, ‘Villa Bella,’ Bologna, Italy, 1988
  • ‘Landscape Strategies: The New Orleans Museum of Art, Addition,’ Princeton Journal, 11, PAP, 1985

Administration and Service

  • Chair, Undergraduate Program, Syracuse Architecture, 2015-16
  • Chair, Graduate Program, Syracuse Architecture, 2002-05
  • Director, Florence Program, Syracuse Architecture, 1990-92