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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Scott Colman
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Architecture
 
e-mail:scottcolman@rice.edu
 
  • B.Sc.Arch. Hons I + Medal (1999/1997) University of Sydney, Sydney
  • M.Arch. (2008) Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus, Ohio
  • B.Comm. (1992) University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney
  • Ph.D. (2007) University of Sydney, Sydney
 
Primary Department
   School of Architecture
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Research Areas
 20th Century Architectural History and Theory; Contemporary Architectural Theory and Design
 
Teaching Areas
 Architectural History, Theory, and Design
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Scott Colman, “Drawing the Line Between Technology and Nature in Architectural Theory: Blade Runner’s Critique of the Intention of the Primitive Hut,” Architectural Theory Review 6, 1 (2001): 156-174.

 
 

Scott Colman, “Architectural Narrative: On Michael Speaks’ Ruminations on a Big Soft Orange,” Architectural Theory Review 5, 2 (2000): 112-27.

 
 Articles
 

Scott Colman, “Soft Progressivism in a Wasteland of Urban Code,” in Neeraj Bhatia and Lola Sheppard, eds., Bracket [Goes Soft] – architecture, environment, digital culture, almanac 2 (Barcelona and New York: Actar, 2012), 145-149. ISBN: 9788415391029

 
 

Scott Colman, “Observations on the New New Babylon,” Log 12 (Spring-Summer, 2008): 40.

 
 Editor of books
 

Scott Colman and Ron Witte, eds., Judgment (Houston: Rice School of Architecture, 2014). ISBN 9780989961202; 0989961206

 
 Book chapters
 

Scott Colman, “Promoting the New City: Ludwig Hilberseimer at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1944,” in Robert Freestone and Marco Amati, eds., Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014), 111-129. ISBN: 9781409454595; 1409454592

 
 

Scott Colman, “Mythologizing Architectural Technique in the Early Writing of Colin Rowe,” in Stuart King, Anuradha Chatterjee, and Stephen Loo, eds. Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage (Launceston: SAHANZ, 2012), 219-240. ISBN: 9781862956582

 
 

Scott Colman, “Float On: A Succession of Progressive Architectural Ecologies,” in Lisa Tilder and Beth Blostein, eds., Design Ecologies (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), 146-163. ISBN: 9781568987835; 1568987838

 
 

Scott Colman, “Post-Modernism and the Foreclosure of the Architectural Imaginary,” in Michael Chapman and Michael Ostwald, eds., imagining... (Newcastle: SAHANZ, 2010), 94-100. ISBN: 9780646536903; 0646536907

 
 

Scott Colman, “The Metropolis: Architecture’s Moving Image,” in John McMorrough, ed., Foreign Office Architects (Columbus, Ohio: Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, 2008), 32-43. OCLC: 703263279

 
 

Scott Colman, “Murcutt and Mies,” in Maryam Gusheh and Naomi Stead, eds., Progress (Sydney: SAHANZ, 2003), 68-74. ISBN: 1864875747; 9781864875744

 
 

Scott Colman, “The Performance of Art in the City: Mies van der Rohe’s Museum for a Small City and Cullinan Hall,” in John Macarthur and Antony Moulis, eds., Additions to Architectural History (Brisbane: SAHANZ, 2002), 66 and CD-ROM. ISBN: 1864996471

 
 Book reviews
 

Scott Colman, “Book Review - Michael Cadwell, Strange Details, Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2007,” Architectural Theory Review 13, 3 (2008): 368-372.

 
 Refereed conference papers
 

Scott Colman, “Mythologizing Architectural Technique in the Early Writing of Colin Rowe,” Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage, 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, University of Tasmania, Launceston, July 5-8, 2012.

 
 

Scott Colman, “Post-Modernism and the Foreclosure of the Architectural Imaginary,” 27th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, The University of Newcastle, June 30 - July 2, 2010.

 
 

Scott Colman, “Murcutt and Mies,” XXth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, University of Sydney, October 3-5, 2003.

 
 

Scott Colman, “The Performance of Art in the City: Mies van der Rohe’s Museum for a Small City and Cullinan Hall,” Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture Dissertation Colloquium, Columbia University, New York, April 12, 2003. Public Respondent: Neil Levine.

 
 

Scott Colman, “The Performance of Art in the City: Mies van der Rohe’s Museum for a Small City and Cullinan Hall,” XIXth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane Powerhouse, October 4-7, 2002.

 
 Conference papers
 

Scott Colman, “From Organism to Artifact: The Development of Louis Wirth’s Sociological Planning,” Society for American City and Regional Planning History, 15th National Conference on Planning History, Toronto, October 3-6, 2013.

 
 

Scott Colman, “Soft Progressivism in Architecture,” in Damian White and Cameron Tonkinwise, conveners, “Design, Design Activism and the Democratic Production of Future Social Nature: Radical Democracy, Alternatives, Utopia in Architecture and Design,” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New York City, February 24, 2012.

 
 

Scott Colman, “The Fate of Ludwig Hilberseimer’s New City,” in Robert Freestone and Marco Amati, conveners, “City Planning Exhibitions,” International Planning History Society Annual Conference, São Paulo, July 15-18, 2012.

 
 

Scott Colman, “Projecting Theory for a Projective Architecture,” Theory of Architecture Symposium, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, November 23-26, 2011.

 
 

Scott Colman, “Twixt Sociology and Architecture: Reginald Isaacs and Chicago’s South Side,” Sixtieth Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Pittsburgh, April 11-15, 2007.

 
 

Scott Colman, “Adrian Snodgrass: Blade Runner,” ‘Fellow Travelers’ Symposium, in honor of Adrian Snodgrass, Jamberoo Valley, New South Wales, April 19-20, 2000. 

 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

“Club Architecture,” School of Architecture, Rice University, February 17, 2011.

 
 

“Design Ecologies,” Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, January 6, 2010.

 
Editorial Positions
 Assistant Editor, Design Ecologies. Princeton Architectural Press. (2009 - 2010)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Best Paper Prize, Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architect)

 Australian Postgraduate Award, Department of Education, Science, and Training, Commonwealth of Australia (1999)

 University Medal, University Senate, University of Sydney (1998)

Juries
 Jury
 Invited Critic, Final Review, Oberlin College, Ohio, 01/2008.
 Invited Critic, Final Reviews, Cornell University, 05/2012.
 Invited Critic, Final Reviews, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, 05/2008.
 Invited Critic, Final Reviews, School of Architecture, Rice University, 04/2010.
 Invited Critic, Final Reviews, School of Architecture, Texas A&M University, 04/2001.
 Invited Critic, Final Reviews, University of Houston, 11/2011.
 Invited Critic, Graduate Thesis Final Reviews, Southern California Institute of Architecture, 09/2009.
 Invited Critic, Mid-Reviews, School of Architecture, University of Texas, 04/2009.
Positions Held
 Project Architect, Cracknell and Lonergan Architects, Sydney. (2000 - 2000)

 Designer, Environa Studio, Sydney. (1995 - 1995)

 Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Rice University. (2010 - 2011)

 Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Rice University. (2011 - 2014)

 Project Architect, Cracknell and Lonergan Architects, Sydney. (1997 - 1998)

 Editor/Researcher, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University. (2009 - 2009)