Lebbeus Woods (US) is an architect and theorist.
Lebbeus Woods studied architecture at the University of Illinois and engineering at Purdue University. He is co-founder and director of the Research institute for Experimental architecture in Europe (RIEAeurope). As a professor he taught architecture at The Cooper Union, New York City, The Bartlett in London, Harvard and Columbia. He has exhibited, lectured on and published his projects worldwide, and written numerous articles about architecture and on architectural theory. Most of his theoretical work has to do with buildings of crisis, whether marred by major earthquakes, suffering the effects of economic embargo, or damaged by war. He once described architecture as "the highest and most noble activity of individuals and their society." In his 2004 book The Storm and the Fall, co-written by Paul Virilio and Anthony Vidler, he brings new depths to architecture as an instrument for social transformation.
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Architect Lebbeus Woods doceerde o.a. aan de Architectural Association in Londen, het MIT in Cambridge en aan de Cooper Union in New York. Na tien jaar werkzaam te zijn geweest als praktiserend architect wijdt hij zich sinds 1976 geheel aan de theorie van de architectuur en aan experimentele projecten.