L. Rudolph Barton
Master of Architecture in Urban Design, Harvard University, 1981
Bachelor of Architecture, Tulane University, 1971
Arch 100 Introduction to Architecture
Arch 480 Architecture Design Studio IV (Urbanism)
On sabbatical leave Winter and Spring terms 2013
Rudolph Barton is an urban designer and brings to his teaching over 25 years experience in the public, private & academic sectors. He holds a professional architectural degree from Tulane and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design (with Honors) from Harvard University.
His teaching focuses on design in the public realm and includes studio and seminar courses focusing on the interrelationships amongst people, buildings and infrastructure. Current design studios have focused on design studies for urban transportation corridors and proposals to improve connections to the Willamette River. He has also initiated study-abroad programs in Barcelona, Spain.
His professional career as an urban designer ranges from working on Portland’s renown Downtown Plan, directing a three-year urban design study of Jerusalem, and serving as a design advisor to numerous local governmental bodies, including serving on the Portland Design Commission.
His current research activities include working as a partner in two design consortia: PDXplore, an urban design partnership of design professionals formed to "provoke discourse around the physical and social construction of public space" and urbanLABPDX, a collective design research "laboratory" of PSU architecture faculty, students and professionals that sets out to challenge and explore the potential of the urban environment.