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Portland State University
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community design, urban history, design education, design-build
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About Me

Anna Goodman is a scholar and educator whose work focuses on the politics of architectural practice and the role of labor in defining professional identity. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.Arch. from Rice University. In her research, Dr. Goodman uses critical historical methods to understand how socially-engaged and community-driven practices shape the American architectural profession. Currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University, she is currently working on a book project titled Citizen Architects: Labor, Activism and Welfare in American Architectural Education.

Recent Publications

“Making Prefabrication American: The Work of A. Lawrence Kocher,” Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. 71.1 (March 2017), 22-33.

“Critical Reflections on Community Design-Build: From ‘Does it Work?’ to ‘How it Works’,” Dialectic, Vol. III, (Spring 2015): 15-23.

“The Paradox of Representation and Practice in the Auburn University Rural Studio,” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Vol. 25, number 2 (Spring 2014): 39-52.

In process: Citizen Architects: Labor, Activism and Governance in American Architectural Education (book manuscript).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Pedagogy