Diana Olave Headshot

Diana Cristobal Olave

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Educational Credentials :

  • Ph.D. Candidate, School of Architecture, Princeton University, 2015-present
  • M.Sc. Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University, 2013
  • M. Arch., Polytechnical University of Barcelona, ETSABarcelona, 2010

Teaching Experience :

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2021-present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Barnard College, 2019-present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, 2014-2019

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Papers:
    • “From Efficiency to Exhaustion: Computer-Aided Architecture at the Madrid Calculation Center (1968-1973).” In Technology|Architecture + Design, 6:1, (Spring, 2022): 59-67
    • “The Algortihmization of Creativity.” In Radical Pedagogies., ed. Beatriz Colomina, Ignacio G. Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris, and Anna-Maria Meister (MIT Press, 2022): 323-324
    • “Safe Space: War, Risk, and Global Hazards in Henry Dreyfuss’ Handbooks.” In Dialectic IX, Decolonizing Architectural Technologies. (Spring 2021): 14-24
    • “Design for Biological Research: Upjohn, Will Burtin, and the Cell.” In Design Issues, vol. 37, no. 2 (Spring 2021): 16-31
    • “One-to-one scale: Witnessing the Walker Art Center’s Idea Houses I and II (1941-1947).” In Bitacora, n 44 (2020): 84-99
    • “The Computer-aided Rough Patterns of Christopher Alexander (196X-197X).” In Nexus Network Journal, 23, (2021):135–150
    • “Step-by-step: The Algorithmization of Creativity under Francoist Developmentalism.” In Contour Journal, When Tools Became Instruments, 5. (2020)