Peter Olshavsky

Peter Olshavsky

Peter Olshavsky

Associate Professor of Architecture

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Dr. Peter Olshavsky is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Arch. II in history and theory from McGill University and B.Arch. from The Pennsylvania State University. Besides UNL, he has taught at McGill, Temple and Philadelphia University and has practiced professionally in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Olshavsky was a recipient of a Canada-US Fulbright Fellowship,  UNL Layman Award and his scholarly and design work has been recognized and published internationally. With a focus in history, theory and design, his current research explores architectural machine traditions relative to other disciplines of cultural knowledge.


Brief Vitae: 

Ph.D., McGill University, History and Theory of Architecture
M.Arch. II, McGill University, History and Theory of Architecture
B.Arch., The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Architecture
Sede di Roma, The Pennsylvania State University, Study Abroad in Rome, Italy


Publications (selected):

“Building Upon Love in the Age of Innovation,” in: Architecture’s Appeal: How Theory Informs Architectural Praxis, ed. Marc J. Neveu and Negin Djavaherian (New York: Routledge, 2015).

 “La Maison Suspendue: Imaginary Solutions for an Everyday Domestic Machine” in: Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media, ed. Anca I. Lasc, Georgina Downey, and Mark Taylor (New York: Bloomsbury, 2015).

 “Situating ’Pataphysical Machines: A History of Architectural Machinations” in Chora: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture, vol.6 (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011).