The Eero Saarinen Visiting Professorship of Architectural Design

The Saarinen Professorship was established in 1984 through the generosity and efforts of the architect Kevin Roche in honor of Eero Saarinen, who received a B.Arch. from Yale in 1934. This endowed chair enables the School to invite a distinguished architect to teach a design studio each term. Since 1984, the following architects have held this professorship:

  • Kazuo Shinohara, Fall 1984
  • Richard Rogers, Spring 1985
  • James Ingo Freed, Fall 1985
  • Sverre Fehn, Spring 1986
  • William E. Pedersen, Fall 1986
  • Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, Spring 1987
  • Josef Kleihues, Fall 1987
  • Hugh Hardy and Malcolm Holzman, Spring 1988
  • Michael Dennis, Fall 1988
  • Arduino Cantafora, Spring 1989
  • Mario Gandelsonas, Fall 1989
  • Juan Navarro-Baldeweg, Spring 1990
  • Henry Smith-Miller and Laurie Hawkinson, Fall 1990
  • Thomas Mayne, Fall 1991
  • Albert Pope, Spring 1992
  • Toshiko Mori, Fall 1992
  • Juhani Uolevi Pallasmaa, Spring 1993
  • Ada Karmi-Melamede, Fall 1993
  • Karen Bausman, Spring 1994
  • Stephen Kieran, James Timberlake, and Samuel Harris, Fall 1994
  • Homa Fardjadi, Fall 1995
  • Eric Owen Moss, Spring 1991, Spring 1996
  • David Turnbull, Fall 1996
  • Daniel Hoffman, Spring 1997
  • Steven Izenour, Spring 1998
  • Philip Johnson with Peter Eisenman, Spring 1999
  • Cesar Pelli, Fall 1999
  • Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung, Spring 1995, Fall 2000
  • Andres Duany and Leon Krier, Spring 2001
  • Henry Smith-Miller, Fall 2001
  • Cecil Balmond, Fall 1998, Fall 2002
  • Winy Maas, Spring 2003
  • Rafael Viñoly, Fall 2003
  • Enrique Norten, Fall 2004
  • Zaha Hadid, Spring 2000, Spring 2002, Spring 2004, Spring 2007
  • Joshua Prince-Ramus and Erez Ella, Fall 2007
  • Francisco Mangado, Fall 2008
  • John Patkau, Spring 2009
  • Stefan Behnisch, Spring 2005–2006, Spring 2008, Fall 2009
  • Paul Katz, James von Klemperer, and Forth Bagley, Spring 2011
  • Gregg Pasquarelli, Fall 2006, Fall 2012
  • Angelo Bucci, Spring 2013
  • Brigitte Shim, Fall 2005, Fall 2010, Spring 2014
  • FAT Architecture: Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland, and Sam Jacob, Fall 2014
  • Hernan Diaz-Alonso, Spring 2015
  • Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, Fall 2015
  • Frank O. Gehry, Spring 2008, Spring 2012, Spring 2016
  • James von Klemperer and Forth Bagley, Spring 2011, Fall 2016
  • Patrick Bellew and Andy Bow, Spring 2010, Fall 2013, Spring 2017