Anne Munly

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

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence; FARR, Fellow, American Academy in Rome; M.Arch, Princeton University; B.S in Architecture, University of Virginia; NCARB certificate; Professional registration NY and NJ

Anne Munly is Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate design studios, seminars in American urbanism and dwelling, and specialized coursework in SU global programs in Italy and Japan. Munly has also directed the Scuola di Architettura program in Florence, ltaly.

She is partner in Munly Brown Studio, a design consultancy formed with Theodore Brown. MBS engages in projects ranging from material research to master planning, with a commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability, and has been premiated in several national and international competitions.  The experimental work of the studio was featured in “Art Voices” magazine.

Aiming to reinforce disciplinary depth while broadening discourse within the field, Munly has engaged in several partnerships in her teaching. “Interrupting Rome, New York”, a critical mapping project using GIS software, was conducted with colleagues in the Maxwell School.  She developed the seminar “Utopia: Landscape and Architecture in the New World” with a SUNYESF colleague to bring a landscape perspective to American urban studies. Her Rome Prize in Architecture fellowship project “Rome: City of Monuments, City of Domesticity, or, Piranesi Interrupted’’ considered the legacy of GB Piranesi’s Campus Martius map from a feminist perspective. “Materiality and Dwelling” studies Japanese influences on modern house form and is part of an interdisciplinary program taught in Japan with a colleague in Visual and Performing Arts.

Among her research grants are awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Humanities, Boston Foundation for Architecture, the American Academy and NYSERDA. Her seminar “Utopian Theory and Transformation in Early American Town Planning” received an AIA Education Honor citation.  Her work and the work of MBS has been widely exhibited both in the U.S. and abroad.

Buildings and Projects

  • Chamberlain House addition, Manlius, Onondaga County, New York, 2006-07 (Munly/Brown Studio, Syracuse, New York)
  • ‘Interrupted Shed’, Skaneateles Lake, Niles, Cayuga County, New York, 2005 (Munly/Brown Studio, Syracuse, New York)


  • Maps as Stories: Rome, New York; Rome Historical Society
  • ‘remove-keep: boston interrupted redux,’ Cooperstown Art Association Gallery, Cooperstown, New York
  • Architectural Drawings in Florence Now 5 - Societa’ delle Belle Arti - Circolo degli Artisti, Florence, Italy, 1997
  • ‘Piranesi Interrupted,’ AAM - Galleria Arte e Architettura Moderna, Rome, Italy, 1996


Grants and Awards

  • New York State Council for the Humanities grant (with Rome Historical Society and Anne Mosher), 2006
  • Rome Prize in Architecture - American Academy in Rome Founders Fellowship, 1995 - 96
  • Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorship for Teaching Excellence, Syracuse University, 2006 - 09


Lectures and Papers

  • Piranesi Interrupted II, in ‘Feminist Scholarship at Syracuse University’, Women’s Studies Program, 2005
  • “Thickened Mappings: Towards a Cognitive Mapping Aesthetic”, American Association of Geographers National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2006
  • Interrupted City: Grafting Rome, New York Mexico City, ACSA International Conference, 2005

Administration and Service

  • Director, Scuola di Architettura, Syracuse University, Florence, Italy, 1996-97; Syracuse University & Universita’ di Ferrara Joint Design Workshop and Colloquium, Ferrara, Italy