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Leland Roth

Marion D. Ross Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architectural History
Phone: 541-346-2130
Office: 217 Lawrence Hall

Yale University, PhD, 1973
University of Illinois (Urbana), BA, 1966
Phone: 541-346-2130
Office: Lawrence Hall 217

Professor Roth earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana) in 1966 and his PhD in architectural history from Yale University in 1973. His primary field of research is American architecture and urban planning, especially from 1865 to 1940. More recently he has developed specialized interests in Oregon architecture and in Native American architecture.


American Architecture: A History
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2001

America Builds: Source Documents in American Architecture and Planning
New York: Harper & Row, 1983

A Concise History of American Architecture
New York: Harper & Row, 1979

McKim, Mead & White Architects
New York: Harper & Row, 1983

Shingle Styles: Innovation and Tradition in American Architecture, 1874 to 1984
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999

Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History and Meaning
New York: HarperCollins,1993. translated into Spanish and Turkish