Dora Wiebenson

Title: Architectural Historian, Editor, Writer
Company: Architectural Publications
Location: New York City, New York, United States

Dora Wiebenson, Architectural Historian, Editor, Writer at Architectural Publications, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architectural education.

Passionate about helping others achieve a bright future, Dr. Wiebenson has spent her career teaching others about architectural studies, drawing upon her 15 years as an architect in New York City.  She has served as the president of Architectural Publications since 1982 as well as a professor emeritus for the University of Virginia since 1992. Dr. Wiebenson’s curiosity and persistence have motivated her to excel in her field, as does her refusal to allow obstacles to inhibit her success. She has been named a fellow of the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Yale Center for British Arts and the Institute of Fine Arts. Dr. Wiebenson has been the editor-in-chief of Centropa, also spending time with the University of Virginia as an associate fellow for the Center for Advanced Studies and chairman of the division of architectural history. Dr. Wiebenson has been a professor for multiple institutions including the University of Virginia, Cornell University and the University of Maryland, also lecturing at Columbia University.

Building the foundation for her exceptional career, Dr. Wiebenson attended Vassar College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1946 and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University School of Architecture in 1951. Furthering her studies, Dr. Wiebenson obtained a Master of Arts in 1958 and a Doctor of Philosophy in architectural history in 1964, both from New York University. Sharing her knowledge with others, she published numerous creative works including, but not limited to, her works “The Picturesque Garden in France,” “Tony Garnier: The Cit Industrielle” and “Sources of Greek Revival Architecture.” Furthermore, she has edited various titles including “Guide to Graduate Degree Programs in Architectural History,” “Architectural Theory and Practice from Alberti to Ledoux” and “The Architecture of Historic Hungary,” among others. Bettering any organization with which she is affiliated, Dr. Wiebenson has held membership with groups such as the American Society of the Eighteenth Century, the Society of Architectural Historians and the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. She has received accolades including grants from Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Architectural History Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, the American Council on Learned Societies, the American Council on Learned Societies and the American Philosophical Society. In recognition of her accomplishments, Dr. Wiebenson has been presented The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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