Jeffrey Kipnis

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Jeffrey Kipnis
Visiting Professor, History and Theory of Architecture
B. S. in Physics, Georgia State University
M.S. in Physics, Georgia State University


Jeffrey Kipnis is a noted teacher, critic and theorist. He is currently Curator of Architecture and Design at The Wexner Center for the Arts, and a Professor in the Department of Architecture at The Ohio State University. In addition, he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Kipnis has previously taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, Harvard University, The Cooper Union, and Columbia University. He was the founder and first director of the Graduate Design Program of the Architectural Association of London. His publications include In the Manor of Nietzsche; Philip Johnson's Glass House, and Choral Works: The Eisenman/Derrida Collaboration, as well as numerous critical and theoretical essays for periodicals such as Assemblage and El Croquis. His recent publications include Stone and Feather (New York: Prestel-USA, 2007); “A Time for Freedom,” Architecture Interruptus, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH 2007; and “The Lindner Recreation Center of Bernard Tschumi,” L’Architecture d’Ajourdhui, April 2007. He collaborated with architects Reiser and Umemoto (RUR Architects) in designing the Water Garden in Columbus, Ohio and the Kansai-Kan National Diet Library. In 2009, he received the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Recent Courses
Selected Works of 20th Century Architects (Spring 2015)