David Leatherbarrow, Ph.D.


Professor of Architecture

215 573-3160

209 Meyerson
University of Pennsylvania
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), University of Kentucky, 1976
Ph.D., University of Essex, 1983; Dissertation: Character and Situation in 18th Century Architecture and Gardens

Courses Taught

Arch 3180: Topographical Stories: Architecture, Literature, Cities (Benjamin Franklin Seminar)
Arch 4120: The Eclipse of Modernism: Architecture as Cultural Ecology

Selected Publications

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Three Cultural Ecologies, David Leatherbarrow & Richard Wesley, London: Routledge, 2018

20th Century Architecture, David Leatherbarrow & Alexander Eisenschmidt, vol. 4 Companions to the History of Architecture, Harry Francis Mallgrave, editor, Hoboken: Wiley, 2017

Architecture Oriented Otherwise, David Leatherbarrow, New York: Princeton Architecture Press, 2009

Topographical Stories, David Leatherbarrow, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Surface Architecture, David Leatherbarrow & Mohsen Mostafavi, Cambridge Mass.: MIT Press, 200


American Institute of Architects, Associate
National Institute for Architectural Education
Society of Architectural Historians