Robinson, Julia Williams

Julia Williams Robinson

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Dates of Birth and Death

January 12, 1947


Washington DC


  • Undergraduate Education Bryn Athyn College, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota (BA 1968), University of Minnesota (BArch 1971), University of Minnesota (MA Anthropology 1981), Delft Technical University (PhD Architecture [Dr of Engineering] 2004)

Years of practice

1968–1998 (estimated)


  • Design Research (temporary worker1963), Royal Barry Wills (summer job 1964), Elizabeth & Winston Close Architects (intern 1968), Williams, O'Brien Architects (intern 1969), John Cuningham & Associates (researcher/designer, 1974-5), Val Michelson Architects (designer, 1975-8), University of Minnesota (Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, 1975-present)

Professional organizations

  • Joined AIA in 1978

Major projects

  • Monograph "Programming as Design" (with J Stephen Weeks, 1984); Book "The Discipline of Architecture" (University of Minnesota Press, 2001);Book "Institution and Home: Architecture as a Cultural Medium," (Techne Press, 2006); Book "Complex Housing: Designing for Density (Routledge, 2018)

Awards, honors and press

  • FAIA, ACSA Distinguished Professor

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Written by Julia Williams Robinson, PHD, FAIA, ACSA DP, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota
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