Michael Abrahamson is an architectural historian and critic whose research explores the materiality of buildings and the methods of architectural practice across the twentieth century. His Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Michigan centered on the important late modernist architectural firm Gunnar Birkerts and Associates. Michael has also written about the Detroit firm Albert Kahn Associates and on the architectural style known as Brutalism. In these and other research projects, Michael explores the systems of creativity, subordination, and legitimation that have underwritten the creation of architecture.

Michael is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Utah, where he teaches history surveys, research seminars, and design studios. He has previously taught at Kent State University and the University of Michigan. In addition to his Ph.D., Michael holds a B.Arch from Kent State University and a masters degree in architecture criticism from the Ohio State University.

Email: abrahamson@arch.utah.edu