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Marta Gutman

Dean, Professor

Phone: 212-650-7284


Office: SSA 122

Educational Credentials :

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2000
  • M.Arch, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1981
  • A.B., Honors in Art, Brown University, 1975

Teaching Experience :

  • Dean, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, CUNY, 2022-present
  • Interim Dean, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, CUNY, 2021-2022
  • Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2004-present
  • Professor, Art History Program, Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014-present
  • Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Distinguished CUNY Research Fellow, 2018
  • Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts,1999-2000.
  • Associate Chairman, Parsons School of Design/New School for Social Research, Department of Architecture and Environmental Design, 1988-92; Acting Chair, Spring 1991
  • Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Lecturer, 1990, 1991
  • Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, 1985-88; Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1983-85; Paris Summer Program, 1985, 1987

Professional Experience :

  • Society of American City and Regional Planning History, President, 2022, President-elect, 2019-21
  • Platform, Founding Editor, 2019,
  • Co-editor, Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, 2009-2015
  • Architect, Marta Gutman/A. Eugene Sparling, A.I.A., New York, NY, 1985-92
  • Project Architect, Moger-Woodson Architects, New York, NY, 1984-85
  • Project Architect, Conrad Levenson, Architects and Planners, New York, NY, 1982-84
  • Designer, Levenson/Thaler Associates, New York, NY, 1978-81

Licenses/Registration :

  • Architecture License, New York State

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • “Making and Unmaking the Neighborhood: Boundaries in Postwar Cities,” introduction, guest editor, special section of the Journal of Urban History 46, no. 6 (Nov., 2020): 1191-1205, first published online May-04-2017.
  • “Intermediate School 201: Race, Space, and Modern Architecture in Harlem” chapter 8 in Educating Harlem: A Century of Schooling and Resistance in a Black Community, ed. Ansley Erickson and Ernest Morrell. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019.
  • “The Spaces of Childhood” with Marci M. Clark. In Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies, ed. Heather Montgomery. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.
  • “Teaching Marshall/Marshall Teaching: Encounters with Berman,” in Adventures in Modernism: Thinking with Marshall Berman, edited by Jennifer Corby (New York: UR /Terreform, 2015): 52-61.
  • Response to Justin Binder’s ongoing Vacated project for Design and Violence, edited by Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt (MomA, 2013 +),
  • “The Physical Spaces of Childhood,” chapter 13 in The Routledge History of Childhood in the West, ed. Paula S. Fass, 249-66. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Professional Memberships :

  • The Vernacular Architecture Forum
  • Society for American City and Regional Planning History
  • Urban History Association
  • Society of Architectural Historians