Faculty

Mark E. Schneider, Ph.D.

Advanced Instructor, Diggs Scholar

B.Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.Phil., University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.Arch., Virginia Tech
Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Professor Schneider teaches the Survey of Architectural History course, currently covering beginnings to 1600 CE. In addition he teaches a seminar on the history of geometry in architecture and a seminar on the history of architectural theory. He has also taught architectural history and theory at the University of Houston, Georgia Tech, and Tuskegee University, and landscape architecture at Leeds Polytechnic in Leeds England.

Concentrating on architectural history, Professor Schneider wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on the Architectural and Perspective Geometry of Girard Desargues (1591-1662) under the guidance of Alberto Perez-Gomez of McGill university and the late Morris Kline of the Courant Institute of Mathematics in New York City. Since then he has lectured throughout the United States and received the Diggs Teaching Scholar award at Virginia Tech as well as a grant to study Maya architecture and culture in Middle America. He is currently completing a book on the history of French stereotomy-the art and geometry of architectural stonecutting.

maschnei@vt.edu