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.