Assistant Professor, Visiting
Daniel Sherer is Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Architectural History and Theory at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (1998 to the present) and Lecturer in Architectural History at Yale School of Architecture (2000 to the present). He received his PhD from the Harvard University Department of the History of Art and Architecture in 2000. His areas of research encompass Italian Renaissance architecture and art from 1400 to 1750, Modern Architecture from 1900 to 1970, contemporary architecture, historiography and theory, with a particular emphasis on Manfredo Tafuri, whose Interpreting the Renaissance: Princes, Cities, Architects (Yale University Press/Harvard GSD Publications, 2006) he translated. The translation and his introduction won the Sir Nikolaus Pevsner Book Award from the RIBA in 2006. He has published widely in American and European journals including Domus, Log, Perspecta, Journal of Architecture, Assemblage, Zodiac, Design Book Review, Art Journal, and Giornale dell'Architettura. Professor Sherer has been visiting faculty at a number of different universities internationally, including Rice University School of Architecture (1999), University of Toronto School of Architecture (2001), Harvard GSD (2006), Cornell AAP (2006) and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, teaching in the 4th year studio of Professor Diane Lewis (2006, 2010, 2012).
In 2006 he organized a conference at Columbia GSAPP and the Cooper Union, The Critical Legacies of Manfredo Tafuri. Speakers included James S. Ackerman, Diana Agrest, Jean-Louis Cohen, Preston Scott Cohen, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Diane Lewis, and Anthony Vidler. In 2009 he co-organized a conference with Kurt W. Forster at Yale University School of Architecture, What Modern Times Have Made of Palladio, marking the 500th birthday of Andrea Palladio. His most recent publications include an essay on Preston Scott Cohen's Amir Building at the Tel Aviv Museum, in Log 24 (2012), and the catalogue essay for the retrospective on Massimo Scolari currently on view at the Yale School of Architecture.