SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

Laura McGuire

Undergraduate Program Director, Assistant Professor
MA, Architectural History and Theory, University of Texas at Austin PhD, Architecture, University of Texas at Austin

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Office room number
ARCH 301-B

Email address
mcguirel@hawaii.edu

Phone number
956-4910

The built environment shapes our perceptions of the past and our visions for the future. It is critical for architects to have thorough grounding in the history and theory of the built environment, because such knowledge enhances a deep awareness of design’s potential impact on future generations. It also recognizes that architecture is, and has been, a continuously iterative product of our morphological, creative, functional, intellectual, and spiritual natures as human beings in time and place.

Profile

  • Areas of Interest

    History of American Architecture

    History of Central European Architecture

    History of Industrial Design

    Migration and Design

    History of Science in Architectural Thought

    20th Century Modernism to World War II

    Color in Architecture

  • Professional Experience

    Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design

    University of Texas at Austin

  • Selected Publications

    “Immigrant Designers and North American Art Deco.” The Routledge Companian to Art Deco. Eds. Michael Windover and Bridget Elliott. London: Routledge. Forthcoming 2017.

     

    “Automatic Show Windows: Frederick Kiesler’s Retail Display Technology and Consumer Culture.” Display Architectures and Modern Retail. Eds. Ana Lasc, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Margaret Maille Petty. London: Routledge, 2016.

     

    “Energy, Correalism, and the Endless House.” Endless Kiesler. Eds. Klaus Bollinger and Florian Medicus, 60-88. Basel: Birkhäuser/Edition Angewandte, 2015.

     

    “Universal Theaters: Frederick Kiesler’s Flexible Theater Architecture and the Generation of Creative Space.” Frederick Kiesler: Theatervisionäre—Architekt—Kunstler. Eds. Barbara Lesak and Thomas Trabitsch, 165-177. Vienna: Brandstätter, 2012.

     

    “Space House,” Space House. Ed. Monika Pessler. Vienna: Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Foundation, 2012.

     

    “A Movie House in Space and Time: Frederick Kiesler’s Film Arts Guild Cinema.” Studies in the Decorative Arts 14 (Spring-Summer 2007): 45-78.

  • Courses

    ARCH 716 – Architecture and Urban Design Theory

    ARCH 781 – Critical Inquiry Research Program

    ARCH 272 – World Architecture & Urbanism B

    ARCH 690 – Special Topics in Architecture History and Theory

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