Mark Jarzombek

Mark Jarzombek (born 1954) is a United States-born architectural historian, author and critic. Since 1995 he has taught and served within the History Theory Criticism Section of the Department of Architecture at MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.[1]

Mark Jarzombek
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United States
EducationETH Zurich


Jarzombek received his architectural training at the ETH Zurich, where he graduated in 1980. From there he went to MIT, where he received his doctorate in 1986. He taught at Cornell University until 1994. He has written on a wide variety of subjects, from Renaissance architecture to contemporary criticism. He was a 2005 Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA), a 2002 Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal) a 1993 Resident Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and a 1986 Post-doctoral Fellow at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (Santa Monica).

Jarzombek taught a massive open online course "A Global History of Architecture" at edX in 2016.[2]



  1. ^ "Mark Jarzombek | MIT Architecture". Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Mark Jarzombek: A Global History of Architecture". edX. Retrieved February 4, 2017.

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