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.


Book Chapters

Baweja, Vandana. “A Brief History of Sustainable Architecture.” In Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability, Edited by Jeremy Caradonna, 273–295. London: Routledge, online 2017, print 2018.

Baweja, Vandana. “Otto Koenigsberger and the Tropicalization of British Architectural Culture.” In Third World Modernism, edited by Duanfang Lu, 236–54. London: Routledge, 2010.

Journal Articles

Baweja, Vandana, “Otto Koenigsberger’s Architectural Photographic Archive in India (1939–1951),” Visual Resources, published online January 2, 2018, print April 2018, 1–22.

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

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. “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, Volume 20, Number 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. “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,” Enquiry, The 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.

Refereed Proceedings

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.”What’s Next for Architectural History? Sustainability and the Architectural History Survey.” In Where Do You Stand: Proceedings of the 99th Annual 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. “Slumdog and the City: Bombay, the Global Cosmopolis.” In 1st European Architectural Historians Network Conference (EAHN), 17–20 June 2010, Guimarães, Portugal, edited by EAHN. Guimarães, Portugal: EAHN, 2010.

Baweja, Vandana. “The Beginning of a Green Architecture: Otto Koenigsberger at the Department of Tropical Architecture at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, London, UK.” In Fresh Air: Proceedings of the 95th Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture ACSA (ACSA) Annual Meeting, March 8–11, 2007, Philadelphia, PA, edited by Judith Bing and Cathrine Veikos, 527–36, Washington D.C.: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Press, 2007.

Book Reviews

Review of A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience, By Jiat-Hwee Chang in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Volume 76, Number 4, (December 2017):551–553.

Review of Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century, by Claire Zimmerman in Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Volume 27, Number 2, Spring 2016, 92–93.

Review of The Afterlife of Monuments, Edited by Deborah Cherry in The Architectural Historian, Newsletter of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, Issue 1, 2015, 26–27.

Review of The Greening of Architecture: A Critical History and Survey of Contemporary Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design, By Phillip James Tabb and A. Senem Deviren in Journal of Architectural Education, Volume 69, Number 1, 2015, 115–116.

Review of House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay’s Suburbs, 1898–1964. By Nikhil Rao in Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Volume 25, No. 2, Spring 2014, 80–81.

Review of A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay, By Preeti Chopra in Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum Volume 19, Number 2, 2012, 102–104.