School of Architecture College of Design

Andrzej Piotrowski, Professor

Andrzej Piotrowski



Telephone: (612) 624-8036



Department of Architecture, Politechnika Warszawska,
Warszawa, Poland.


Andrzej Piotrowski was educated and is registered as architect in Poland. His scholarship focuses on epistemology of design with emphasis on theoretical, historical, and educational aspects of representation in architecture. His work has been published, exhibited, and presented at various international and national conferences.

Teaching Areas

  • Architectural design (Arch 8253, Graduate Design)
  • Drawing (Arch 5301/4301, Conceptual Drawing; Arch 2301, Introduction to Architectural Drawing)


  • Epistemology of Design.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies of Historical Architecture.
  • Architecture and Dualist Religions.
  • Postmodern Urbanism.
  • Digital Technology and Epistemology of Architecture.

Select Publications

“Le Corbusier and the Representational Function of Photography” in Camera/Constructs: Photography, Architecture and the Modern City, A. Higgott and T. Wray (Eds.) (London: Ashgate Press, 2012);

Architecture of Thought, (Minneapolis: University of MN Press, 2011);

Architecture and the Evolution of Commercial Culture” in The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, (Champain, IL: Common Ground Publisher, 2011);

“Seeming Paradoxes of Polish Architectural Traditions,” in IASTE, 2010 Working Paper Series, (volume 234/IASTE, 2010): 51-65;

“Le Corbusier and the Other Humanities” in The Humanities in Architectural Design: A Contemporary and Historical Perspective , S. Bandyopadhyay, J. Lomholt, N. Temple and R. Tobe (Eds.), (London: Routledge, 2010);

“Architecture and the shaping of thought” in B. Darras, & S. Belkhamsa, (Eds.), Objets et Communication MEI (30-31, L’Harmattan, 2009): 255-268;

The Spectacle of Architectural Discourses,” at Architectural Theory Review, (13:2, Routledge, 2008): 130 -144.

 “Representational Function of Daylight in the Katholikon of Hosios Loukas,” at 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies, London, 2006.

The Discipline of Architecture, co-editor with Professor Julia Williams Robinson, (Minneapolis: University of MN Press, 2001).

"Architecture and the Iconoclastic Controversy" in Medieval Practices of Space, Barbara A. Hanawalt and Michal Kobialka (Eds.), (Minneapolis: University of MN Press, 2000): 101-127.


Structures of Memory, 1999-2000, an exhibition at The Weisman Museum of Art.


Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

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Minneapolis Offices

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