Book of the Moment: The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory is a 776-page tome that "documents and builds upon some of the most innovative developments in architectural theory over the last two decades." To mark the release of the book, Parsons SCE is hosting a panel discussion (free, no RSVP required) this evening; details are below.

Architectural Theory in an Expanded Field

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wollman Hall (B500), Eugene Lang College
65 West 11th Street, New York, NY

Join Parsons SCE for a panel discussion with the general editors and US-based contributors of the Sage Handbook of Architectural Theory, celebrating the launch of the paperback edition convened by Brian McGrath, Dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons and moderated by Joanna Merwood, associate professor of Architectural History at Parsons.

The panel discussion will explore the handbook’s agenda and consider its significance for architectural research, education and practice. A questions and answer session will follow remarks from the panelists.

General Editors:
  • C. Greig Crysler, Associate Professor of Architecture; Arcus Chair, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley
  • Hilde Heynen, Professor of Architecture, University of Leuven
  • Stephen Cairns, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Edinburgh; Future Cities Lab Coordinator, ETH Singapore

  • Stefan Al, Associate Professor of Urban Design, University of Pennsylvania
  • M. Christine Boyer, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Princeton University
  • Brian McGrath, Dean, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design
  • Deborah Natsios,
  • Vyjayanthi Rao, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The New School
  • David Solomon, Assistant Professor, Architectural Studies, Ithaca College
  • Gwendolyn Wright, Professor of Architecture, Columbia University

The Sage Handbook of Architectural Theory documents and builds upon the most innovative developments in architectural theory over the last two decades.

With over 40 chapters of original material from a roster of contributors from around the world, the handbook connects together issues, institutions, authors and readers in ways that mark a significant departure from other collections of its kind. Eight major sections explore issues in architectural theory today, from new formations of power, difference and embodiment, and questions around science and technology, to the changing conditions in cities and metropolitan territories in the global present.


  1. Interestingly, the cover photo was one of my pictures ( that was featured as archidose #232 back in 2008.

    1. Ah, so it is! I would have had a heck of a time remembering that. Pretty cool to have a photo on a book cover. Congrats!

  2. Thanks, John. This blog post is actually pretty timely as I am currently preparing to launch an architectural photography business.


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