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Vandana Baweja

School of Architecture
Associate Professor
352-294-1465

Ph.D. History and Theory of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
M.Sc. History and Theory of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
M.A. Histories and Theories of Architecture, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK.
Five Year Undergraduate Diploma in Architecture, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, India.

Vandana Baweja is an associate professor the School of Architecture and the Sustainability Program at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She got her PhD in architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. She was trained as an architect in New Delhi, India, and got a master’s in architecture at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London, UK. Baweja’s areas of research are – global histories of Tropical Architecture, histories of Sustainable Architecture, and their representation in film and photography. She is the Co-Editor, of Arris: The Journal of The Southeast Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians, published by UNC press. At the moment she is working on a book manuscript on Sustainable Architecture and editing a book project titled Narratives of Disease, Discomfort, Development, and Disaster: Reconsidering (sub)Tropical Architecture and Urbanism with Dr Deborah van der Plaat (The University of Queensland),) and Professor Tom Avermaete (ETH Zurich). The book project investigates histories of Disease, Discomfort, Development, and Disaster in the field of tropical architecture – a mid-twentieth century global architectural movement that was predicated upon the emerging relationship between architecture and climatology.

Through her publications on Tropical Architecture, she has investigated how ideas about the relationship between architecture and climate were forged in the mid-twentieth century and circulated globally along the networks of the British Empire. She is a recipient of grants from the Florida Humanities Council and the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC). She has produced peer reviewed teaching materials and curriculum for the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC), which is a pedagogical professional society out of MIT.  Vandana Baweja is a member of the governing board of the Undergraduate Sustainability Major offered by the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida. She is member of the Membership and Diversity Committees of the American Society of Environmental History. She has served on the UF Quest 1 curriculum committee at UF and is a member of the DCP diversity committee.

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