Drew Armstrong

Professor Drew Armstrong is Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture and since 2006 has served as director of Pitt’s Architectural Studies program. Since 2009, he has worked closely with the Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) to develop his flagship Study Abroad course – Architecture & the City in Central Europe – which he has taught on site five times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016) in Prague, Vienna, Ljubljana and Zagreb. In 2020, he looks forward to including sites in Budapest and developing a new thematic focus around synagogues and sites of Jewish memory. The course will also include visits to major modernist sites such as the Tugendhat Villa in Brno (1929-30), the post-World War I Red Vienna social housing projects, and the architecture of major figures including Adolf Loos (1870-1933), Otto Wagner (1841-1918) and Jože Plečnik (1872 -1957).