Elizabeth Keslacy

Elizabeth Keslacy 
Assistant Professor
203G Alumni Hall
(513) 529-7041

Courses Taught (during past two academic years)

ARC 101 Beginning Design Studio
ARC 222 History of Architecture II
ARC 636 Design and Research Methods

Educational Credentials

PhD, University of Michigan, 2016
M.Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture, 2005
B.S. in Architecture, University of Michigan, 2000

Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor, Miami University, 2018-Present
Lecturer, University of Michigan
Adjunct Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design
Adjunct Professor, Lawrence Technological University

Professional Experience:

Designer, McIntosh Poris Associates, Birmingham, MI
Intern Architect, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, Los Angeles, CA
Intern Architect, Rachel Allen Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
Graphic Designer, SCI_Arc Publications Department, Los Angeles, CA
Intern Architect, Biddison Architecture + Design, Farmington Hills, MI

Selected Publications, Creative Scholarship, Awards, Grants:

Book Chapters and Journal Articles

"The Alibi of Style: Reading Classicism in Architectural Design Magazine, 1980-1982." In Exhibitions, Periodicals, and the Shaping of Postmodern Architecture: The Medium is the Message?, eds. V. Patteeuw and L. Szacka, 175-196. London, Bloomsbury Press, 2018.
"Archbazar and the Ethics of Crowdsourcing Architecture," Thresholds 46: "Scatter!" (2018)
"The Legibility of Environment: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (1968-1976)" Journal of Architectural Education (2017) 71:2, 154-170.
"Fun and Games: The Suppression of Architectural Authoriality and the Rise of the Reader" Footprint (2015) no.17, 101-123.

Conference Proceedings

"Avant-Quotation: Imitation, Conventionalization and Postmodern Practices of Reference," in Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 34, Quotation, Canberra, 2017, ed. J. Ting, 289-298.
"Alles ist Design?: Hans Hollein, the Cooper-Hewitt and MANtransFORMS (1976)," Between the Autonomous and Contingent Object, Proceedings of the 2015 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Fall Conference, 239-245.
"A Question of Category: Translations Between the Decorative Arts, Architecture, and Design at the Birth of the Cooper-Hewitt (1968-1976)," in Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 31, Translation, Auckland, 2014, ed. C. Schnoor, 485-494.

Selected Conference Presentations

“A Double Displacement: Decorative Arts and Design at the Cooper Hewitt” Design History Society 2018 Annual Conference: “Design and Displacement,” September 6-8, 2018, NY, NY.
“The Context of Design: Architecture and the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Awards” Society of Architectural Historians 2018 Annual Conference, April 18-22, 2018, St. Paul, MN.
“Architecture as Design: Hans Hollein and MANtransFORMS (1976)” Society of Architectural Historians 2016 Annual Conference, April 6-10, 2016, Pasadena, CA.
“Fun and Games: the Suppression of the Author and the Rise of the Reader” Creating_Making 2014, November 5-7, 2014, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
“Reading Style: Postmodern recursions to Classicism in AD Magazine” Society of Architectural Historians 2014 Annual Conference, April 9-13, 2014, Austin, TX.
“The Second Linguistic Turn: Postmodern Models of Interdisciplinarity” Architectural Elective Affinities: Correspondences, Transfers, Inter/Multidisciplinarity, European Architecture History Network Thematic Conference, March 20-23, 2013, Universidade Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Professional Memberships and Service:

Society of Architectural Historians
European Architecture History Network
College Art Association