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Jon Yoder, PH.D.

Architecture & Environmental Design
Associate Professor
Campus:
Kent
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-3943

Biography

Jon Yoder is a designer and scholar of modern architecture and visual media who received his Ph.D. in Architecture from UCLA. He teaches design and theory in the CAED and taught previously at Syracuse University and SCI-Arc. His designs with Pei Cobb Freed, ZGF Architects and SPF:architects have been published widely, and his research and teaching have been supported by numerous grants and awards. These include an ARCHITECT Studio Prize for his graduate design studio “Graphic Novels / Novel Architecture” and a Graham Foundation grant for his forthcoming Getty Research Institute Publications book, Widescreen Architecture: Immersive Media and John Lautner in Postwar Los Angeles.

Education

Ph.D. in Architecture, UCLA |, M.Arch, The University of Texas at Austin |, B.A. in Art and Communication, Goshen College

Expertise

Architectural Design | History, Theory and Criticism | Media and technology | Visual Culture | Digital Fabrication

Publications

  • Widescreen Architecture: Immersive Media and John Lautner in Postwar Los Angeles | Book (forthcoming)
  • “Design vs. History: Materializing Theory After the Post-Linguistic Turn” | Architectural Theory Now? (forthcoming)
  • “Photo-Graphic Architecture” | Symposium | 2020
  • “Playing in the World, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fetish” | Archinect.com | 2019
  • “Atlas of Graphic Novel Tectonics” | Flat Out | 2017
  • “Graphic Novels / Novel Architecture” | Symposium: http://graphicnovelarchitecture.com | 2016
  • Book Review: Claire Zimmerman’s Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century | JSAH | 2016
  • Aerial videography in The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner | Documentary film | 2015
  • "Digital [Tactical] Viscosity" | TxA Interactive | 2014
  • "Ken Adam’s Architecture and Second Machine Age Los Angeles" | Bigger Than Life: Ken Adam’s Film Design | 2014
  • "Vision and Crime: The Cineramic Architecture of John Lautner" | Archi.Pop: Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture | 2014
  • “Vision and Visuality in Architecture: Diller Scofidio + Renfro” | Symposium: https://cargocollective.com/visionandvisuality | 2013
  • Widescreen Architecture: The Immersive Visuality of John Lautner | Dissertation | 2011
  • “Positioning Practice in Architecture” | Symposium | 2009
  • “Shall-O-Space: Neil M. Denari Architects HL23” | Exhibition | 2009
  • "An Answer Concerning Technology” | Architecture + Phenomenology | 2009
  • "Multimedia Review: New Films by Murray Grigor" | JSAH | 2009
  • "All That is Solid Melts into Infrastructure…" | Thought Matters II | 2008
  • “Televisuality” | Booklet and Symposium: http://soa.syr.edu/proj/televisuality/ | 2008
  • "A View to Kill For" | Modern Painters | 2008
  • “John Lautner: Diagramming Vision in Los Angeles” | ArcCA | 2005

Affiliations

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture | Getty Research Institute (Extended Reader) | Society of Architectural Historians | Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Awards/Achievements

  • Faculty Merit Awards | Kent State University | 2018 & 2014
  • ARCHITECT Studio Prize | 2016
  • Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants | 2016 & 2004
  • Scholar of the Month | Kent State University | 2016
  • College of the Arts Catalyst Grant | Kent State University | 2015
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants | Syracuse University | 2013 & 2009
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts Interdisciplinary Research Group Fellowship | Syracuse University | 2010
  • College Art Association Travel Grant | 2006
  • Edgardo Contini Fellowship | UCLA | 2005
  • Chancellor’s Dissertation Year Fellowship | UCLA | 2005
  • Historical Society of Southern California/Haynes Foundation Grant | 2005
  • Research Mentorship Fellowship | UCLA | 2004
  • Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship | UCLA | 2003
  • Elaine Krown Klein Fine Arts Scholarship | UCLA | 2002
  • Dini Ostrov Architecture Fellowship | UCLA | 2002
  • Enkeboll Architecture + Urban Design Fellowship | UCLA | 2002