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Mihalache, Andreea, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Mihalache, Andreea, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Office: Lee 2-313

Ph.D., Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Planning

Curriculum Vitae

Andreea Mihalache teaches architectural design, history, and theory. Before coming to Clemson she taught at Mississippi State University, Virginia Tech, Cal Poly, and The Catholic University of America.

Her areas of interest as a scholar, designer, and educator cover the history and theory of architecture, representation, and visual culture in Western and Eastern European contexts from the second half of the 20th century to the present; matters of corporeality and embodiment in architecture and visual arts; collective and individual memory; domesticity and the everyday; philosophy and aesthetics. She believes in conjectural and speculative thinking fully anchored in, and supported by, historical research. Her research has been published in edited volumes and journals and presented at national and international conferences.

Mihalache’s current doctoral research examines the architecture and visual arts in the United States during the middle decades of the 20th century from the perspective of boredom. Specifically, she unpacks three ways of understanding Robert Venturi’s motto “Less is a bore” in relation to habitus, flatness, and the interesting. She parallels Venturi and Scott Brown’s approach to architecture with the work of the architect-artist Saul Steinberg.

Mihalache is a registered architect in Bucharest, Romania where she maintains a small architectural practice.