Advisor: Brian Lonsway

Architecture is inextricably political.  Our discipline’s unavoidable engagement with the polis drives our decisions. Some of these projects are overtly about politics itself, while others engage particular political discourses.  Some seek to better understand the architectural politics of power and control; others seek to challenge normalized political frames of reference.  But all share a fundamental commitment to the ethical propositions and quandaries of what we do as architects and the agency of architecture as a discipline, profession, and practice. Awareness of and sensitivity to this agency, and the ability to demonstrate the agency of architectural design, are perhaps the most fundamental responsibilities of the architect.