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Laila Seewang
Laila Seewang

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
Shattuck Hall 211
503.725.5405 
seewang@pdx.edu

Doctor of Sciences  in History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich 
Master of Architecture, Princeton University.
Bachelor of Architecture, The Cooper Union.
Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Tasmania 

Laila Seewang is a licensed architect and urban historian whose research centers on the role played by infrastructural projects in reflecting the political, social and economic forces that drive urban change. Her work has been published as essays and book chapters in Productive Universals, Specific Situations: Critical Engagements in Art, Architecture, and Urbanism; Re-Coding the City: Thinking, Planning, and Building the City of the Nineteenth Century; AA Files; The New York Times, and Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Laila worked as an architect for Diane Lewis and Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners in New York City before starting her own practice and has taught at EPFL Switzerland, The Cooper Union, Columbia University GSAPP and Cornell University. She has a Doctor of Sciences in the History and Theory of Architecture from the ETH, Zürich, where her dissertation looked at how nineteenth-century Berlin’s first municipal water infrastructure helped create a municipal city, a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, and a Bachelor in Architecture from The Cooper Union.