Albert Pope
Gus Sessions Wortham Professor


Albert Pope is the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture. He teaches in the school's undergraduate and graduate programs.
Pope holds degrees from SCI-Arc and Princeton, and taught at Yale University and SCI-Arc before coming to Rice. His design work has received numerous awards including national and regional awards by the American Institute of Architects as well as a design citation from Progressive Architecture. He is the recipient of numerous grants from a wide variety of funding agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Shell Center for Sustainability. He is the author of the book-length study of the postwar American City, Ladders, which was reissued in a second edition (Princeton Architectural Press, 1997, 2015). Pope has written and lectured extensively on the broad implications of postwar urban development. His current research addresses the urban implications of climate change. He is actively working on the formulation of new models of density in light of the extraordinary demands soon to be placed on the global urban environment.

Faculty Work


  • M.Arch. Princeton University
  • B.Arch. Southern California Institute of Architecture

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