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David Rifkind

Associate Professor
Columbia University - PhD, History and Theory; McGill University - MArch, History and Theory; Boston Architectural College - BArch, Architecture
Phone: 305-348-1867
Office PCA 275B
David Rifkind teaches courses in architectural history, theory and design. His first book, The Battle for Modernism: Quadrante and the Politicization of Architectural Discourse in Fascist Italy, won the 2011 Premio James Ackerman and was published in 2012 by the Centro lnternazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio and Marsilio Editori. In 2014, Ashgate published A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture, which David co­edited with Elie G. Haddad. His current research deals with urbanism and modern architecture in Ethiopia, and is the first component in long­term studies of the built environment in modern Ethiopia and of modern architecture and urban planning throughout Africa.