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Anthony Alofsin

Affiliate FacultyPh.D.,

Professor Emeritus, Architecture



Dr. Alofsin founded the Ph.D. program in architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and served as Director of the Ph.D. and MA degree programs in architectural history in the School of Architecture twice. He teaches a wide range of courses—both large lectures and seminars--for both undergraduate and graduate students, and provides interdisciplinary oversight for advanced students in art history. From 1990-1993, he was director of the Center for American Architecture and Design. In 2003-2004 he was Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Galley of Art, Washington, DC. In 2007 he was a Fellow of the Bogliasco Foundation and in residence at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and the Humanities. He has been name  a three-time Fellow of the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, the oldest artists’ colony in the US, and was a Visiting Scholar/Artist at the American Academy at Rome. He has been Visiting Scholar at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Visiting Fellow, Harvard Graduates School of Design; and Fellow at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna where he explored issues of cultural identity in Central Europe. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and at resident researcher at the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center, Friday Harbor, Washington. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics.

A registered architect, Dr. Alofsin maintains an architectural practice in Austin, Texas. His designs have been extensively published, and his Model Condominium in Austin was featured in the AIA Homes Tour. His projects include residences for private clients in New Mexico, Texas, and New York.

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