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Architecture Faculty: Matthew Mindrup

Matthew Mindrup

Assistant Professor, Architecture
(570) 348-6211 ext. 4539

B.ARCH | Pennsylvania State University
B.PHIL | Pennsylvania State University
M.Arch | University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D | Virginia Polytechnic University (WAAC)


  • Peer-reviewed exhibition of collages at the 2010 Constructing Imagination Symposium at Virginia Tech University (WAAC)



  • (Forthcoming) "Drawing Desire," by Matthew Mindrup in Time and Architecture, Spring 2012.
  • "Excavating the Trail of Ecological Design," by Matthew Mindrup, Review of Anker, Peder, From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A History of Ecological Design. H-Urban, H-Net Reviews. June, 2011. 
  • “The City Crown,” by Bruno Taut; Co-translation with Dr. Ulrike Altenmueller published in the Journal of Architectural Education 63, no. 1 (October 2009): 121-34.
  • "Material Models and Immaterial Paradigms in the Rietveld Schröder House," by Matthew Mindrup and Paul Emmons in the Journal of Architectural Education 62, no. 2 (November 2008): 45-52.

Born on July 31, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, Matthew spent his childhood in State College, Pennsylvania. Having felt the call to take up the profession of architecture, he enrolled at the Pennsylvania State University where he completed degrees in both architecture and philosophy. After 3 years of professional internship, Matthew undertook graduate study and earned a Masters of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania where he fostered a deep interest in the history of architectural theory and representation. In 2007, Matthew completed a Ph.D. in Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech University on the physical and metaphysical coalition of two architectural models assembled by Kurt Schwitters in the early 1920s. As an architect and writer who previously taught design and theory at Virginia Tech and Catholic University in the United States, Matthew also worked at Maurizio Varratta Architetto in Genoa, Italy and BauArt Architekten in Bern, Switzerland. Matthew’s ongoing research in the history and theory of architectural design locates and projects the implications that the making and use of models have in the design process.

Faculty & Staff

Adjunct Instructors

Amanda Fischer

Carl J. Handman, AIA

Reagan King

Ruth Corby Koelewyn

Richard J. Leonori, AIA

Sean McNamara, AIA

Russell Roberts, AIA

Jayashree Shamanna (Pro-Rata)

Tracy Wescott

Adam Wise


School of Architecture | Center for Architecture Studies
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