Erik Carver

Erik Carver is an architectural historian. Currently a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, he has previously worked as an architectural designer and taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. With Janette Kim, he recently published The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015), an exploration of architecture’s role in political ecology that was supported by awards from the Van Alen Institute and the Graham Foundation.

In his academic work, Carver specializes in 19th-century American architecture and in the history of science and technology. His dissertation shows how architects were central to industrialization in America and abroad through their active coordination of technical and design discourses. Additional interests include the architecture of housing and real estate, which are the subjects of his ongoing research at the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for American Architecture.

    Fall 2017 Courses

  • LAEL-1005-01 World Architecture: From Pre-history To Pre-modern: Ideas And Artifacts

    Spring 2018 Courses

  • LAEL-1022-01 Modern Architecture
  • BA, University of California, San Diego
  • MARC, Princeton University

Departments

Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles