Carla Keyvanian


Carla Keyvanian

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

Dudley Hall 104 Phone: (334) 844-5543

PhD in Architectural History, MIT
S.M.Arch.S. in Architectural History, MIT
Bachelor of Architecture, Istituto Universitario Architettura Venezia

Carla Keyvanian publishes on Medieval and Renaissance architecture and urbanism as well as on contemporary historiographic theory, with a particular emphasis on Italy and Manfredo Tafuri. She received a professional degree from the School of Architecture in Venice, and a Master’s and PhD in architectural history from MIT. She has published in numerous journals, including JSAH and JAE, and a book titled Hospitals and Urbanism in Rome 1200–1500. She is currently working on a second book, Architectural Design and the Emergence of a Modern Notion of History, which investigates the role architects played in forging the modern notion of history in Renaissance Italy. Notable awards include the Rome Prize and a three-year Fellowship at the Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts of the National Gallery in Washington DC. Dr. Keyvanian taught at the University of Connecticut and at MIT before arriving to APLA, where she teaches courses in architectural history and urbanism.

Interest areas in research and practice:
Architecture and urbanism of early modern Europe, especially Rome; contemporary urbanism and contemporary methods of history-writing.