Jon Yoder, PH.D. | College of Architecture & Environmental Design | Kent State University

Jon Yoder, PH.D.

Jon Yoder

Jon Yoder is a designer and scholar of Modern architecture and visual media who received his PhD 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 has been supported by grants from the American Institute of Architects, College Art Association, Graham Foundation, Historical Society of Southern California and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Yoder publishes essays, presents lectures, and organizes events that explore alternative models of architecturally constructed vision. Major exhibitions and symposia include Graphic Novels / Novel Architecture (2016), Vision and Visuality in Architecture: Diller Scofidio + Renfro (2013), Shall-O-Space: Neil M. Denari Architects HL23 (2009), and Televisuality (2008). He is also working on two books: Widescreen Architecture, which analyzes the buildings of Los Angeles architect John Lautner as exemplars of a broad cultural drive for visual immersion in the 1960s; and Op Arc, which explores the 'ocular' impulse in contemporary architecture practice.


ARCH 60301 - Theories of Architecture
ARCH 60102 - Graduate Design Studio II
ARCH 45291 - Southern California Modernism(s)
HONR 40099 - Senior Honors Thesis

Job Title

Associate Professor

Job Department

Architecture & Environmental Design