Associate Professor John Comazzi

School of Architecture - University of Minnesota
89 Church Street, SE 145 Rapson Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Short CV

John Comazzi is an Associate Professor of Architecture in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, and was the Director of the undergraduate B.S. Degree Program (Major in Architecture) from 2012 - 2015. He received a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture and M.S. in Architectural History and Theory from the University of Michigan. He taught at the University of Michigan as a Lecturer in Architecture (1999-2006) before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota in Fall 2006.
He has practiced in architecture and planning firms in Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, and Minnesota.
His areas of research and scholarship focus on: architecture photography, mid-century Modern architecture and design, design theory and criticsm, design-build, and active learning environments for PK-12 education. He is the author of the first monograph on Balthazar Korab, one of the most prolific and celebrated architecture photographers of the Modern era (Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012).
Professor Comazzi is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO), and serves his department as the Faculty Councilor to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.


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