Despina Stratigakos

Despina Stratigakos is Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo. She is the author of three books that explore the intersections of power and architecture. Her most recent book, Where Are the Women Architects? (2016), confronts the challenges women face in the architectural profession. Hitler at Home (2015) investigates the architectural and ideological construction of the Führer’s domesticity, and A Women’s Berlin: Building the Modern City (2008) traces the history of a forgotten female metropolis.

Dr. Stratigakos has served as a Director of the Society of Architectural Historians, an Advisor of the International Archive of Women in Architecture at Virginia Tech, a Trustee of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, and Deputy Director of the Gender Institute at the University at Buffalo. She also participated on Buffalo’s municipal Diversity in Architecture task force and was a founding member of the Architecture and Design Academy, an initiative of the Buffalo Public Schools to encourage design literacy and academic excellence. She received her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College and taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan before joining the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo.


  • –present
    Professor of Architecture, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


2009 DAAD Book Prize of the German Studies Association; 2009 Milka Bliznakov Prize, Virginia Tech