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Jill Stoner

Director, Professor



Jill Stoner is in her sixth and final year as Director of the Azrieli School, following 28 years as professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Her professional practice (1993 – 2007) comprised adaptive reuse, additions and renovations to public buildings, and visionary urban competitions, several of which received national and international awards. Her first book, Poems for Architects (William Stout Publishers 2001) is an anthology of 48 poems that reveal the spatial sensibility of the twentieth century. A second book, Toward a Minor Architecture (MIT Press 2012), advocates for a more politicized approach to post-recession, contested and neo-urban landscapes. Under her directorship, the School has developed meaningful engagements with Indigenous populations, traveling studios in complex global contexts such as Cape Town and Sao Paolo, multiple additions to the Faculty, and extracurricular programs that bring discretionary revenue to augment faculty and student opportunities. This year, she is committed to the School’s engagement with the urgent questions of our time, through strategic hiring, curricular enhancement, and intersectional conversations across continents, time zones and disciplines.


Master of Arts (Architecture) –  University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts (Literature) – New College


Poems for Architects

(William K Stout Publishers 2012)