Kathryn O’Rourke

Kathryn O’Rourke is a Professor of the History of Art at Trinity University. She earned a B.A. in Architecture from Wellesley College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as vice chair of the State Board of Review of the Texas Historical Commission and secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians. O’Rourke is the author of the highly regarded Modern Architecture in Mexico City: History, Representation, and the Shaping of a Capital (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016), which received the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians. The volume she edited, O’Neil Ford on Architecture (University of Texas Press, 2019), was a runner up for the Ramirez Family Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. She is currently at work on two book projects: Archaism and Liberalism in Modern Architecture, and a short survey of modern architecture in Texas (University of Texas Press), as well as invited essays on Felix Candela, and race and historiography in 19th-century U.S. architecture. (Spring 2018, Fall 2024)