Mark Jarzombek, Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture, is the Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. He teaches in the History Theory Criticism program (HTC) of the Department of Architecture. Jarzombek has taught at MIT since 1995, and works on a wide range of historical topics from the Renaissance to the modern.
Jarzombek received his architectural Diploma in 1980 from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1986. He was a CASVA fellow (1985), Post-doctoral Resident Fellow at the J. Paul Getty Center for the History of Humanities and Art, Santa Monica, California (1986), a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (1993), at the Canadian Center for Architecture (2001) and at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (2005). He has worked extensively on nineteenth and twentieth century aesthetics, and the history and theory of architecture. He has published several books including a textbook entitled A Global History of Architecture (Wiley Press, 2006) with co-author Vikram Prakash with the noted illustrator Francis D.K. Ching. He is the author of Architecture of First Societies: A Global Perspective (forthcoming, Wiley Press, 2013). Jarzombek holds the Clarence H. Blackall Career Development Professorship in Architectural History and teaches a range of courses from the undergraduate to the Ph.D. level.

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background
Education
1986
PhD History of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1980
Diplom Architektur, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zurich
1970-1973
University of Chicago
Academic Experience
2002-present
Director of History, Theory, & Criticism Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2004-present
Professor of the History of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1995-2004
Associate Professor of the History of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1993-1995
Associate Professor, History of Architecture and Urbanism, Cornell University
1987-1993
Assistant Professor, History of Architecture and Urbanism, Cornell University
Spring 2013
Visiting Professor: The Vienna University of Technology
fellowships
2003
Graham Award for Publication of Global Architecture
2003
Wiley Press, Travel Grant, together with Vikram Prakash and Francis Ching "Memory and Identity: Berlin" Workshop funded by American Embassy (Berlin), Checkpoint Charlie Stiftung, Stiftung Luftbruckendank, Senat Verwaltung für Stadtentwicklung
2001
Graham Award for East European Art and Architecture
1998
Graham Award for Architecture, Art and Cultural History
1995
Martin Dominquez Distinguished Teaching Award, Cornell University
1994
Paramount Professor Award In Recognition of Excellence of Teaching from the Panhellenic Councils, Cornell University
1994
Mellon Travel Grant
1990-1991
Dean's Award for Excellence from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning
1988
Mellon Travel Grant