Sergio Sanabria

Sergio SanabriaAssociate Professor, Emeritus

Courses Taught (past two academic years)

ARC 301/302/401/402C Architecture Studio
ARC 4/504C Architectures of Modernity
ARC 4/505S Geometry And Architecture
ARC 634 Architecture Theory

Educational Credentials

Princeton University, Ph.D. Art and Archaeology, 1984
University of Colorado, M.A. Art History, 1975
University of Colorado, Bachelor of Architecture, 1970
University of Colorado, B.A. Philosophy and Mathematics, 1966

Teaching Experience

Miami University, Department of Architecture + Interior Design, 1981-2013

Professional Experience

House Designer, Boulder Colorado, 1969-1976

Selected Publications

"Vibeke Olson, editor, Working with Limestone: The Science, Technology and Art of Medieval Limestone Monuments." Technology and Culture, 53, 3, Book Review, 2012
"Anthony Gerbino and Stephen Johnston, Compass and Rule: Architecture as Mathematical Practice in England 1500–1750." Technology and Culture, 52, 2, Book Review, 2011
"Dalibor Vesely, Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation: The Question of Creativity in the Shadow of Production," Technology and Culture, 47, 3, Book Review, 2006
"George L. Hersey, Architecture and Geometry in the Age of the Baroque," Technology and Culture, 43, 4, Book Review, 2002
"J. L. Heilbron, The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories," Technology and Culture, 41, 4, Book Review, 2000
"A Perilous Certitude about the Analysis of Historic Masonry: Jacques Heyman, Arches Vaults and Buttresses: Masonry Structures and their Engineering," (Essay Review) Annals of Science, 57, 4, Book Review, 2000
"Peter Galison and Emily Thompson (editors), The Architecture of Science," American Scientist, 87, Book Review, Nov.-Dec., 1999
"Kenneth Frampton and John Cava (editor), Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture," Technology and Culture, Book Review, October, 1997
"La Nave de la Catedral Nueva de Salamanca," El Siglo de Oro en Salamanca, 175-231, Conrad Kent editor, Salamanca, 1995
"A Late Gothic Drawing of San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo at the Prado Museum in Madrid," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, LI, 2, 1992, 161-173
"From Gothic to Renaissance Stereotomy: The Design Methods of Philibert de l'Orme and Alonso de Vandelvira," Technology and Culture, April, 1989, 266-299
"Structural Sizing in the Late Medieval World," Stable-Unstable? Structural Consolidation of Ancient Buildings, 45-64, Leuven University Press, Leuven (Belgium), 1988
"The Mechanization of Design in the 16th Century: The Structural Formulae of Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XLI, 4, 281-293, 1982
"Metrics and Geometry of Romanesque and Gothic St. Bénigne, Dijon," The Art Bulletin, LXII, 4, 518-532, 1980

Professional Memberships and Service

Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH)
College Art Association (Art Bulletin)
Society for the History of Technology (Technology and Culture)

Selected Conference Papers and Lectures

Juan And Rodrigo Gil De Hontañón: From Master Masons To Architects, From Geometric Old Guard To Human Analogy. Session chaired by Linda Neagley, Architecture 1500: The End of Gothic.  65th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Detroit, April 20, 2012
Cosmopolitan Late Gothic at Plasencia and Cáceres, College Art Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, February 21, 2004
Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón's New Arithmetical Structural Rules at the Parish Church in Villamor de los Escuderos, First International Congress on Construction History, Madrid, January 2003
The Technical Culture of Spanish Late Gothic Architecture, International Medieval Congress 1999, University of Leeds, July 13, 1999