Gary Fox


BA, Architecture, Yale University; MA, History of Architecture, AA London; PhD Candidate, History of Architecture, UCLA

Gary Fox is a lecturer in architectural history and theory at USC School of Architecture. He specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture, with particular interests in the history of psychology, global avant-gardes, environmental histories, and aesthetics and the law. A central research question that motivates his work asks how regimes of objectivity have come into tension, and often conflict, with notions of subjectivity in architecture. His current dissertation project, provisionally titled The Test Subject, considers the development of experimental-environmental psychology as a field of inquiry from the late 1950s to the early 1980s, with a particular focus on spatial simulators and human subjects research as techniques for architectural-psychological knowledge-making. This work has been supported by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the UC Humanities Research Institute, and the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. Gary holds a B.A. in Architecture from Yale University and a Master's in History of Architecture from the Architectural Association. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in History of Architecture at UCLA and a curatorial assistant at the Getty Research Institute.

Currently Teaching
  • 114
    Architecture Culture and Community
    Architecture Culture and Community
    This introductory course investigates the role of architecture as a cultural product linked to a variety of external influences that shape the built and natural environment. Students will develop an awareness of design as a collaborative process and address issues of environmental sustainability, social responsibility, human behavior, diversity, and community.
  • 314
    History of Architecture Contemporary Issues
    History of Architecture Contemporary Issues
    Prerequisite(s): ARCH 214b The readings and assignments are designed to encourage critical thinking and analytical skills, in addition to an understanding of the criticisms leveled against the modern movement during the 1960s.
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