Editor’s Statement

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Welcome to ‘The Thinking Architect’, a website that encourages humanist thought among architecture and urban design students. Our contributors support the notion that contemporary discourses are shaped by historical movements and ideas; the more we understand the past the better positioned we are to affect the present. Toward this end, they employ the critical tools of the humanities to interpret the culture of the built environment, which reveals the social, cultural, and political impact of design. We strive to post essays on the history and criticism of the built environment, both locally on issues in the Piedmont region, shifts in the United States and internationally on architecture culture more broadly.

This site is maintained by faculty and students in the School of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). We invite your comments and suggestions for future essays, stories, interviews, etc. And of course, we hope that you enjoy the content that is provided on this website!

Faculty Editor: Charles Davis, Assistant Professor of Architecture History (charles.davis@uncc.edu)

Student Editor: Cortney Graham, MArch candidate (cgraha45@uncc.edu)