Rob Anderson

  • Instructor

  • Architectural History, Theory, Thesis, Studios, Rendering, Watercolor, Sociology

Rob Anderson

Robert Curtis Anderson completed his Master of Arts in History and Theory from the Architectural Association (AA) in London, received a Bachelor of Architecture from The Boston Architectural Center (now College), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art. From 2008 to 2010, Rob worked on his PhD course work with the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (a short term residency program in Italy, France, and the US), researching issues related to reinvention, originality, plagiarism, and appropriation in art and architecture. In 2014, however, he completed his doctorate by successfully defending his final dissertation work with Tilburg University, in the Netherlands (in affiliation with the Taos Institute), examining many of his earlier coursework and research issues in the context of the social construction of space. His dissertation is titled: "Authenticity and Architecture: Representation and Reconstruction in Context," and is being developed for publication.

Rob is also a trained artist and designer; is an historian of architecture, interior design, and art; has a strong affinity for the work of Sverre Fehn and the landscape and history of New England, England, Ireland, and Scandinavia; and has traveled extensively throughout Europe. In 2007, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to Poland and Russia, researching art and architectural education, related to Modernism. Rob continually volunteers as a docent for Boston By Foot, has led guided tours through the Walter Gropius House, was the coordinator of Thesis at Boston Architectural Center (now College), has taught at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, the Boston Architectural Center (now College), Endicott College, and Salem State College (now University), and has also taught art and woodworking at the Greater Boston Aid to the Blind. In 2009, he successfully launched PTown Tours, an art and architecture walking-tour company, based in Provincetown, MA. Lastly, in 2010, he published his first book, The Invention of Architectural Tradition in Norway: As exemplified by the work of Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas.