M. Christine Boyer

Professor, Urbanism
Architecture Building 116-A

M.C.P., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Goucher College


M. Christine Boyer, who joined the faculty in 1991, is an urban historian whose interests include the history of the city, city planning, preservation planning, and computer science. Before coming to the School, she was professor and chair of the City and Regional Planning Program at Pratt Institute and she has taught at Cooper Union, Columbia University and Harvard University.  At Princeton she is the William R. Kenan Jr. professor of architecture and urbanism. Boyer received an award from the Department of Art and Archaeology Publication Fund, for publication of Le Corbusier: homme de letters (1910-1947) (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010). Her publications include Not Quite Architecture: Writing around Alison and Peter Smithson (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2017), Dreaming the Rational City: The Myth of American City Planning 1890-1945 (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1983), Manhattan Manners: Architecture and Style 1850-1900 (New York: Rizzoli, 1985), The City of Collective Memory (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1994), and CyberCities (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996).