Robert Kirkbride

Robert Kirkbride is Dean of Parsons School of Constructed Environments, and Professor of Architecture and Product Design at Parsons School of Design, The New School, where he received the University Distinguished Teaching Award and established the Giuseppe Zambonini Archive. Dr. Kirkbride is a scholar-practitioner whose work centers on memory, identity and the constructed environment. Robert directs the architectural design atelier, studio ‘patafisico, and is also Spokesperson and a founding Trustee for PreservationWorks, a national non-profit organization promoting the preservation and adaptive reuse of Kirkbride Plan Hospitals. In addition to residential projects, installations, and furniture, Dr. Kirkbride designed the Morbid Anatomy Museum with Anthony Cohn, and he authored the award-winning multimedia online book Architecture and Memory, which reconstructs the educational and rhetorical uses of two memory chambers from the Italian Renaissance.

Robert Kirkbride [Photo Credit Joy McKinney]