Assistant Professor


Michael Osman teaches courses in the history and theory of modern architecture. His scholarship focuses on the technological, environmental, and economic aspects of architectural history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His work has been supported by fellowships from the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright US Student Program. His published writings include “Banham’s Historical Ecology,” in the edited volume Neo-Avant-Garde and Postmodern (2010) “Architecture ad Absurdum,” in Log 22: The Absurd (2011), “The Managerial Aesthetics of Concrete,” in Perspecta 45: Agency (2012), “Listening to the Cooler,” Cabinet 47: Logistics, and “Preserved Assets,” in Governing by Design (2012). He is a founding member of the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, www.we-aggregate.org



Ph.D. in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture, MIT
M.Arch. I, Yale
A.B., University of Chicago


2011 University of California Humanities Research Fellowship
2006 National Science Foundation Doctoral Research Grant