Clare Robinson, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona, where she teaches courses in modern architectural history and theory.

Robinson received a Doctorate in Architecture from the University of California Berkeley, a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Art from Smith College. Prior to joining the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, Robinson taught design, theory, and history courses at the Rhode Island School of Design, Iowa State University, University of California Berkeley, and California College of the Arts. She has also practiced architectural design in Massachusetts, Iowa, and California.

Her research examines architecture and planning in the mid-twentieth century, focusing on social environments on college campuses for their educational, social, and economic import. She also studies the rhetoric and expression of identity in architecture, cities, and memorials and brings to her teaching a wide range of interests, from institutional architecture and leisure environments to regional planning.

Robinson has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Graham Foundation Grant, Spiro Kostof Fellowship, Bancroft Fellowship, James and Sylvia Thayer Research Fellowship, and Joan E. Draper Fellowship.


  • Clare Robinson has been awarded of tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.Professor Robinson joined the Faculty in... Read More
  • “Edith Ouzts Humphreys’ influence on American college union architecture,” a paper by Assistant... Read More
  • Assistant Professor Clare Robinson was elected in May 2018 to join the Board of the Architecture Research Centers Consortium... Read More
  • A paper by Clare Robinson, assistant professor of architecture, titled, "The Tradition of Aesthetic ... Read More
  • Assistant Professor Clare Robinson (Architecture) participated in a panel at the recent Society of Architectural Historians... Read More
  •  SoA Assistant Professor Clare Robinson, Ph.D. (ARC 471s/ARC 571s, ARC 498) presented the paper "Planning and... Read More
  •  SoA Assistant Professor Clare Robinson and Associate Professor Christopher Domin will be featured... Read More
  •  A project by SoA Assistant Professor Clare Robinson has been awarded 2015 UA Faculty Seed Grant.... Read More
  • Last week at the 68th annual Society of Architectural Historian’s Conference held in Chicago, SoA... Read More


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