Department Chairs:
Erik Inglis, art history
Pipo Nguyen-duy, studio art

Administrative Assistant:
Jamie Jacobs, program coordinator

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8181
Fax: (440) 775-8969

Art Building 2, Room 166
91 N. Main St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm

Irene Sunwoo

Irene Sunwoo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

Contact Information


Allen Art Building, Room 112
(440) 775-8126

Personal Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 3:00-4:00

Educational Background

  • M.Phil. Princeton University, 2008
  • M.A. Architectural Association, 2004
  • M.A. Bard Graduate Center, 2003
  • B.A. New York University, 2000

Irene Sunwoo teaches courses in modern and contemporary architectural history. Her research foregrounds the role of pedagogy and educational institutions in architectural culture; additional interests include the history of architectural exhibitions and the history of decorative arts and design. Her current research project examines the pedagogical theories and work of the architectural educator Alvin Boyarsky, former chairman of the Architectural Association in London. She has published articles in the Journal of Architectural Education, AA FilesGrey Room, and The Getty Research Journal, among other publicationsHer work has been supported by a Carter Manny Award from the Graham Foundation, as well as fellowships from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Princeton University.

2012-2013 Courses:
ARTS 205 Approaches to Western Architecture
ARTS 338 Modern and Postmodern Architecture
ARTS 426 Exhibiting Architecture