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.


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