Lars Lerup

Affiliate at LERUP text & object & Harry K. And Albert K. Smith Professor of Architecture at Rice University, USA


Lars Lerup is the Dean Emeritus at Rice School of Architecture, Houston Texas and Professor Emeritus of University of California at Berkeley.  He was awarded Doctor honoris causa in technology by Lund University, Sweden in 2001.  Born in Sweden, he holds degrees in engineering (Sweden), architecture (UC Berkeley) and urban design (GSD, Harvard).

Lerup has written several books: Villa Prima Facie 1976, Building the Unfinished 1977, Planned Assaults 1987, After the City 2001, One Million Acres & No Zoning 2010 and some fifty essays in international magazines.

Lerup was elected Swedish American by Vasa Orden in 2004. He was the Harold W. Brunner Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome 2009-10.