Kent C. Bloomer

Professor Adjunct

B.F.A., Yale University

M.F.A., Yale University

After studying physics and architecture at MIT, Mr. Bloomer studied design at Yale University. He has taught for five years at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and was a frequent critic at the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Bloomer’s professional activities focus on large-scale architectural ornament. His work is in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Yale University Art Gallery, as well as the Avery Architectural Archive at Columbia University. Major projects in architectural ornament include the tree-domes for the New Orleans World Exposition, roof ornaments of the Harold Washington Library in Chicago (Thomas Beeby, architect), a large tracery for the Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. (Cesar Pelli, architect), the decorative frieze on the Public Library in Nashville, Tennessee (Robert A.M. Stern Architects), and the five-story base of the 360 State Street tower in New Haven (Becker and Becker Associates). In addition, Mr. Bloomer designed the luminaires for Central Park in New York City. Mr. Bloomer’s scholarly work includes the principal authorship, with Charles Moore, of Body, Memory, and Architecture in 1975 and The Nature of Ornament in 2000.