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John Stuart is a registered architect and principal of John Stuart Architecture with research interests focused on architectural design, its contexts, and its impact. He is currently a 2007-08 New York Prize Fellow at the Van Alen Institute. During his residency at the institute he will develop “TimeZone,” a built project intended to empower communication between diverse people in public spaces in an effort to address global poverty and the “digital divide.”
In addition to his design work, John Stuart has written Paul Scheerbart, The Gray Cloth, Paul Scheerbart’s Novel on Glass Architecture (Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2001); Ely Jacques Kahn, Architect: Beaux-Arts to Modernism in New York (New York: W. W. Norton, 2006) with Jewel Stern, and edited The Journal of Architectural Education: Gender and Architecture (ACSA, 2002). His most recent book, The New Deal in South Florida: Design, Policy and Community Building, 1933–1940 (Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2008) was co-edited with political scientist and FIU professor John Stack.
Professor Stuart’s research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Study of the Fine Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Science Foundation, and a Wolfsonian Research Fellowship. He won the 2004 Miami American Institute of Architects Award for Design Excellence for his project “Time Zone,” the chapter’s highest award.
His designs are part of the permanent collection of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. In 2003 he was a visiting associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and has served as a guest critic on design reviews at Cornell, Harvard, Yale, RISD, University of Michigan, University of Florida, University of Miami, and FAU, among others.
John Stuart has undergraduate degrees in classics and applied mathematics from Brown University, a graduate degree in classical archaeology from Princeton University, and completed his professional architecture degree at Columbia University.
He currently serves as chair of the FIU Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Building and the Environment and is a member of the FIU President’s Climate Commitment Task Force.