James P. Williamson earned his bachelor's degree in architecture design at Texas Tech and earned his master's degree in architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He also studied the history and theory of architecture at the Architectural Association of London.
Jim was at Cornell since 2001, where he directed the undergraduate architecture program and also served as the director of the graduate architecture program, coordinator of the freshman design sequence as well as developing foreign study programs in Latin America and the Caribbean that focus on architecture, landscape and urban design.. He has taught design and theory at numerous universities besides Cornell, including Harvard, the Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Columbia University, the University of Texas at Austin and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jim recently co-edited “The Religious Imagination in Modern Contemporary Architecture: a Reader” with Renata Hejduk and is working on “The Suicide Masques: Atlanta/Prague/New York/Prague – Architecture and Urbanism in the Late Work of John Hejduk.” He also has had two essays published and another was included in the book “Surrealism and Architecture.” He also has published several journals, including Architectural Design: Games of Architecture, Japan Architect, Daedelus, Architecture & Urbanism, Kongsan (Space), Art Papers and the Journal of Architectural Education.
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