Peter Olshavsky

Brief Vitae

Ph.D. candidate, McGill University, History and Theory of Architecture (2005 – present)
M.Arch. II, McGill University, History and Theory of Architecture (2004 – 2005)
B.Arch., The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Architecture (1997 – 2002)
Sede di Roma, The Pennsylvania State University Study Abroad in Rome, Italy (2001)

Peter Olshavsky is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Besides UN-L, he has taught at McGill, Temple and Philadelphia University and has practiced professionally in Philadelphia, PA.   He holds a B.Arch from The Pennsylvania State University, M.Arch II in history and theory from McGill University and is finalizing his Ph.D. also at McGill.  Peter’s focus is in history, theory and design. He was a recipient of a Canada-US Fulbright Fellowship and his scholarly and design work has been recognized and published internationally.  His research explores questions of poetics and ethics in architecture.  These issues are sought through the architectural machine tradition, the work of Alfred Jarry and story-telling relative to other disciplines of cultural knowledge.



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