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Timothy M. Rohan is an architectural historian whose research focuses on modernism, especially of the post-World War II era. Professor Rohan also considers in his research and teaching the architecture, urbanism, landscape, and design of Europe, North America and beyond from 1750 to the present. Professor Rohan has a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Harvard University (2001). He gained museum experience while working at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum.
He has completed a series of projects about the American architect Paul Rudolph (1918-1997). His book, The Architecture of Paul Rudolph (Yale University Press, 2014), is the first monograph about Rudolph, one of the most important modernist architects of the mid and late twentieth-century. Professor Rohan was the first scholar to examine the Paul Rudolph papers, which he helped organize and catalog at the Library of Congress. Professor Rohan curated the exhibition “Model City: Buildings and Projects by Paul Rudolph for Yale and New Haven” for the rededication of Rudolph’s Yale Art & Architecture Building in 2008, an event accompanied by a scholarly symposium that he also organized. He has edited the symposium papers, which have been published in the volume, Reassessing Rudolph (Yale University Press, 2017). He has collaborated on the development of a conservation plan for Rudolph’s Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College (2017), funded by the Getty Foundation’s “Keeping It Modern” grant program.