Albert Pope
Gus Sessions Wortham Professor


Albert Pope has written and lectured extensively on the broad implications of postwar urban development. His current research addresses the urban implications of climate change, and he is actively working on the formulation of new models of density in light of the extraordinary demands soon to be placed on the urban environment. He is the author of a 1997 book-length study of the postwar American city, Ladders. He is currently working on a book for Birkhäuser Press titled Inverse Utopia, which examines the role that urbanism must play in addressing the climate emergency.  

His design work has received numerous national and regional awards including from the American Institute of Architects and 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, National Science Foundation, and the Shell Center for Sustainability. He continues to teach, write, and lecture on the necessity of articulating a contemporary urban project.

Faculty Work


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

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