UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Vandana Baweja

Associate Professor
School of Architecture
352-294-1465
Education:

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.

Teaching:

ARC1701 Section 4880 Architectural History One
ARC 3880 Section 4171 Sustainable Architecture
ARC 6883 Section 046A Vernacular Architecture and Sustainability
ARC 6228 Section 168H Film and Architecture
DCP7794 Doctoral Seminar
DCP7911 Advanced Design, Construction and Planning Research I

Vandana Baweja is an associate professor in the School of Architecture and the Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment Program in the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida. She got her PhD in history and theory of architecture at the University of Michigan in 2008 working with Robert Fishman. She was trained as architect in New Delhi, India and got a master in history and theory of architecture at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London. She is the book reviews editor for Arris: The Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. Vandana’s areas of research are: global histories of Tropical Architecture and Sustainable Architecture, and global paradigms of architecture and urbanism as represented through film and photography.

 

 

Select Publications  
Baweja, Vandana. “The Porch as a Threshold in Between Architecture and Landscape Architecture: Igor B. Polevitzky’s Birdcage House (1949) and the Florida Tropical Home,” Wolkenkuckucksheim | Cloud-Cuckoo-Land | Воздушный замок, (Internationale Zeitschrift zur Theorie der Architektur) International Journal of Architectural Theory, Vol. 20, Issue 34 (2015), 73–94.

 

Baweja, Vandana. “Architecture and Urbanism in Slumdog Millionaire,” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Volume 26, Number 2 (Spring 2015), 7–23.

 

Baweja, Vandana.”Dharavi Redevelopment Project: Contested Architecture and Urbanism.” In The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center: Proceedings of the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), March 19–21, 2015, Toronto, Ontario, edited by Lola Sheppard and David Ruy, Washington, DC: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Press, 2015.

 

Baweja, Vandana. “Messy Modernisms: Otto Koenigsberger’s Early Work in Princely Mysore 1939–1941,” South Asian Studies, Volume 31, Number 1 (March 2015), 1–26.

 

Baweja, Vandana. “Sustainability and the Architectural History Survey,” EnquiryThe ARCC (Architectural Research Centers Consortium) Journal, Volume11, Number 1 (2014), 40–51.

 

Baweja, Vandana. “Otto Koenigsberger and Tropical Architecture,” Arris – The Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, Volume 25 (2014), 2–17.

 

Baweja, Vandana.”What’s Next for Architectural History? Sustainability and the Architectural History Survey.” In Where Do You Stand: Proceedings of the 99thAnnual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), March 3–6, 2011, Montréal, Canada, edited by Alberto Pérez-Goméz, Anne Cormier and Annie  Pedret, 452–57, Washington, DC: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Press, 2011.

 

Baweja, Vandana. “ A Brief History of Sustainable Architecture.” In Handbook of Sustainability, Edited by Jeremy Caradonna, 273 –295. London: Routledge, 2017.

 

 

Baweja, Vandana. “Otto Koenigsberger and Modernist Historiography,” Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand JSAHANZ, Volume 26, Number 2 (2016): 226–250.

 

Baweja, Vandana. “Beyond Alternative Modernities,” ABE (Architecture Beyond Europe) Journal, Number 9, (2016).