- Architecture, history and theory, innovative materials, history of modern construction
The Republic Building 144
Etien Santiago is a licensed architect and architectural historian who studies the links between technology, architecture, and society. He specializes in architectural history and theory from the late nineteenth century to the present, architects’ explorations of materials and construction methods, as well as theoretical debates about technological change. Etien holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from Harvard University, an M.Arch. with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, as well as a B.Arch. and B.A. cum laude from Rice University. His Ph.D. dissertation uncovers how World War I ignited and shaped modern architects’ obsessive search for mass-produced housing based on advanced construction techniques. Previously, he worked at architectural firms such as the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Etien teaches architectural studio, architectural history, and structures courses in the J. Irwin Miller Architecture program based in Columbus, Indiana.