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Amy Kulper

Amy Catania Kulper is an architectural educator whose teaching and research focus on the intersections of history, theory, criticism and design. Before joining the faculty at RISD in 2017, she taught at Cambridge University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, SCI_Arc and the University of Michigan, where she was an associate professor with tenure and four-time recipient of the Donna M. Salzer Award for teaching excellence. Kulper’s writings are published in Log, The Journal of Architecture, arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, Candide, The Journal of Architectural Education and numerous edited volumes. For six years she served as the design editor for the Journal of Architectural Education, receiving the ACSA Distinguished Service Award for her groundbreaking work repositioning the design content of the journal.

Since joining the faculty at RISD, she has continued to shape contemporary architectural thought. In March 2019 she co-chaired the ACSA national conference Black Box: Articulating Architecture’s Core in the Post-Digital Era. More recently she co-curated Drawing Attention: The Digital Culture of Contemporary Architectural Drawings, a group exhibition at Roca London Gallery in England.

Kulper holds master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge University and a Ph. in the History and Philosophy of Architecture from Cambridge University.

Fall 2019 Courses

  • ARCH-2196-01 Thesis Sem: Navigating The Creative Process

Spring 2020 Courses

  • ARCH-301G-01 Graduate Seminar: Disciplinarity
  • ARCH-2198-01 Thesis Project
  • PhD, Cambridge University
  • MPhil, Cambridge University
  • MArch, University of Pennsylvania