Lauren Weiss Bricker

Lauren Weiss Bricker

Professor, Architecture, College of Environmental Design

About Me

Lauren Weiss Bricker, Ph.D. has been a professor of architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona since 1999, teaching courses in architectural history and historic preservation. From 2019-July 14, 2022, she was Interim Dean of ENV. She was Director of the ENV Archives-Special Collections for more than 20 years. Among the exhibitions she has curated that feature works from the Archives are “Francis Dean and the Art of Modern Landscape Architecture,” co-curated with Keiji Uesugi, Huntley Gallery (2017/18),  “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,” co-curated with retired Professor Judith Sheine and Professors Pablo LaRoche and Philip Pregill, Kellogg Gallery (2012/13), and a planned exhibition on Craig Ellwood and Associates, with particular attention to architects James Tyler and Jerrold Lomax, co-curated with Professor Robert Alexander.

Dr. Bricker holds a Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her primary research areas are American domestic architecture and the historiography of architecture. She is the author of The Mediterranean House in America (2008), Steel and Shade: The Architecture of Donald Wexler, co-authored with Sidney Williams (2011), and “Witnessing Generational Shifts: A.D.F. Hamlin’s A Text-Book of the History of Architecture as Revised by Talbot Hamlin,” in Narrating the Globe. The Emergence of World Histories of Architecture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (Spring 2023).


Historic preservation has been a focus of Dr. Bricker’s professional activities. In this capacity, she was Clarkson Visiting Chair in Urban Planning, University at Buffalo (March 2019). Her public lecture: “Conserving the Vitality of Our Historic Places” is available at: Dr. Bricker served on the executive committee of the National Council for Historic Preservation (2006-13); she held the positions of architectural historian and chair on California’s State Historical Resources Commission where she was co-founder of its Committee on the Cultural Resources of the Modern Age (2001-2006). Currently, she is a member of Redlands’ Historic and Scenic Commission, and is Vice-President, Harada House Foundation in Riverside.