The Formless Metropolis and Its Potent Negativity, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Dissertation, 2008.
The dissertation investigates the concept of the “formless” city in the German architectural discourse on the modern Großstadt. It shows how the formless was not only a byproduct of the metropolis and an undercurrent throughout the early twentieth century but that it stimulated the modern architectural discourse and pervaded throughout modernity.
Graham Foundation – Carter Manny Award, recipient of the Trustees’ Merit Citation, 2006.
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship, Research Award, 2005 – 2006.
University of Pennsylvania Travel Fellowship, 2005.
Will M. Mehlhorn Award, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, 2002.