Peter Coffman specializes in nineteenth-century Canadian architecture, while continuing to pursue his original scholarly interest in the architecture of the Middle Ages. His book Newfoundland Gothic (2008) grew from a manuscript that won the inaugural Phyllis Lambert Prize, and he has published articles in numerous Canadian and European volumes on a variety of topics in medieval and medievalist architecture. He is the President of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, and Supervisor of the HTA program. (Faculty Profile page)
Gül Kale is trained as an architect and architectural historian. Before joining Carleton as an Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory, she was awarded a Getty/ ACLS postdoctoral fellowship in Art History in 2018-2019. Her areas of expertise are architectural history and theory with a focus on the early modern Ottoman empire, and cross-cultural and global histories and theories of design and of the built environment in the wider Mediterranean world and the Middle East. She is interested in architecture’s relationship to diverse forms of knowledge and sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective. Her book-length project is the first critical analysis of the only early modern book written by a scholar on Ottoman architecture in particular and on Islamic architecture in general. During winter 2019, she has been an AKPIA associate at Harvard University to work on her book manuscript. Her scholarship was also supported by postdoctoral fellowships from the University of Bonn’s Annmarie-Schimmel Kolleg and the Art Histories Program of the Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin. She has internationally conducted research as a visiting scholar at various institutes such as the Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florenz and the Art History Department of the Freie Universität, Berlin. She has also been a research affiliate of the McGill based research project, “Early Modern Conversions.” Her forthcoming articles and works in progress range from the relationship between architectural practice, mathematical knowledge, and social affairs in imperial Istanbul to the link between architecture and music in early modern societies. (Faculty Profile page)
Michael Windover is a historian of modern architecture, design, and material culture with particular interests in the intersections of architecture and other media. His award-winning research on Art Deco has looked at sites in Canada, the United States and India, ranging in scale from home radios to skyscrapers to hockey arenas and super-cinemas. He is the author of the book Art Deco: A Mode of Mobility (Phyllis Lambert Prize winner, 2011), and several articles on the architecture and design of the interwar years. He is also a Vice-President of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. (Faculty Profile page)
Pierre du Prey (Adjunct Professor) is an internationally renowned expert in architecture in the Classical tradition, with particular emphasis on architecture of Ancient Rome, Renaissance Italy, Baroque England, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century Canada. His books include Palladio in Print (2008), Ah, Wilderness! Resort Architecture in the Thousand Islands (2004), Hawksmoor’s London Churches (2000), and The Villas of Pliny (1994). He is also author of the web-based educational resource Architecture in the Classical Tradition, and a Past President of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada.
Daniel M. Millette’s (Adjunct Professor) primary research focus is on exploring the ways through which architectural theory and knowledge are produced and used to manipulate memory. He questions “standards” such as Vitruvius’ De architectura and examines the ways theoreticians and practitioners turn to unquestioned theoretic and in turn apply the same theories to discourse around design, memory, historic preservation, and architectural conservation. Similarly, he looks at planning “standards” and questions the way practitioners have and continue to apply European norms to First Nation communities. Field research follows two primary streams: The first is centered in Rome and its colonies, where early planning precedents and monument reconstructions are investigated. Specifically, the role of the theatre and other monuments of spectacle within the urban fabric provides case-studies. A related monograph is in its final production phase. The second stream of field research is sited closer to home, where early (and present-day) planning precedents on traditional lands are studied by meshing together archaeology, traditional use studies and land use planning. Land Use Plans are developed as case-studies, informed by close work with First Nation community members. The two research fronts have brought him to direct projects in Canada, France, Italy, and Tunisia, with an emphasis on looking at the ways early urban, periurban and reserve plans are designed, redesigned, rebuilt, and in turn, used to reshape the collective memory. The goal has been to generate a critical field within which publications, course work, field studies, and student involvement are interconnected in order to inform a wider sphere of inquiry into the manipulation of the collective memory. Daniel also advises First Nation communities in heritage policy, land use planning, land management, traditional use knowledge studies, and economic development. A substantial publication on Canada’s indigenous planning and architectural landscape is in its final stages of development.
Malcolm Thurlby (Adjunct Professor) is an internationally renowned expert in Romanesque architecture and art who has also made an enormous contribution to Canadian architectural history. His publications include the books Romanesque Architecture and Sculpture in Wales (2006) and The Herefordshire School of Romanesque Sculpture (1999; reprinted with additions 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; revised 2013), as well as a vast bibliography of scholarly articles on a wide range of medieval and Canadian architecture.
Andrew Waldron (Adjunct Professor) is the Federal Heritage Manager and Canadian Registrar of Historic Places at Parks Canada. A graduate of Carleton University, he is a specialist in Modern architecture with fifteen years of experience in heritage management and public policy at the federal level. He has published extensively on Canadian architecture of the second half of the twentieth century, and is a Past President of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada.