Joseph M. Siry

Kenan Professor of the Humanities

Professor of Art History

41 Wyllys Avenue, 302

Co-Coordinator, Urban Studies

BA Princeton University
MAA Wesleyan University
MAR University of Pennsylvania
PHD Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph M. Siry

Joseph Siry is professor of modern architectural history. His books are Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store (Chicago, 1988); Unity Temple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Architecture for Liberal Religion (Cambridge, 1996); The Chicago Auditorium Building: Adler and Sullivan's Architecture and the City (Chicago, 2002), which won the 2003 Society of Architectural Historians' Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for best book by a North American scholar; and Beth Sholom: Frank Lloyd Wright and Modern Religious Architecture (Chicago, 2012), a finalist for a 2013 National Jewish Book Award, Visual Arts category. He also published book chapters, and articles in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Art Bulletin, the first of which won College Art Association's 1991 Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize for the outstanding article by a younger scholar. He was given Wesleyan's Binswanger Award for Teaching Excellence in 1994. His work has been funded by the N.E.H., the Getty Research Institute, the Mellon Foundation, and the Graham Foundation.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Fall 2017: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m., Fridays, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., or by appointment, Boger Hall, Room 302


Fall 2018
ARHA 151 - 01
European Architecture to 1750

ARHA 258 - 01
Contemporary Architecture