Professor, History of Art and Architecture

Volker M. Welter received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. He has worked as architectural historian, archivist, and lecturer in history of architecture in Berlin, in Scotland (University of Edinburgh and Strathclyde University, Glasgow), and in England (University of Reading). From 1998-2000 he was the recipient of a Senior Research Grant, Getty Grant Program, Los Angeles. During the academic year 2007-8, he received a Senior Fellowship of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. In summer 2009, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Montreal. His research focuses on Western, in particular Californian, British, and German, architecture and urbanism from the late 19th century onward. These research interests can be seen in his books Biopolis-Patrick Geddes and the City of Life and Ernst L. Freud, Architect: The Case of the Modern Bourgeois Home, among other texts he has co-authored and contributed to.

Select EH Courses: Introduction to Architecture and the Environment, Sustainable Architecture: History and Aesthetics, and Seminar in Architecture and the Environment