Stephen Tobriner

Professor Emeritus of Architecture


Stephen Tobriner, Ph.D. Harvard University, is a professor in the Department of Architecture and curator of the College of Environmental Design Documents Collection. Professor Tobriner teaches courses on the history of architecture and cities, Baroque architecture, Mesoamerican architecture and urbanism, engineering history, the history of reconstruction after seismic disasters, and social responsibility in architecture. His current research activity includes the history of the Cathedral of Noto, Sicily, which collapsed in 1996, the history of San Francisco architecture and engineering, and the history of earthquakes and reconstruction in 18th century Europe. He is the author of: The Genesis of Noto, an 18th Century Sicilian City, republished as La Genesi di Noto, una citta italiana del Settecento (1982) and Encarta Encyclopedia, Microsoft Corp. Editorial Consultant.