Timothy Hyde is Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he teaches courses in history and theory and serves as Area Coordinator for the History and Philosophy of Design concentration of the Master of Design Studies Degree. He is also the Thesis Director of the MArch degree program.
Hyde’s research focuses on modern architecture and culture, with a particular focus on artifice and artificiality in the late twentieth century. His writings range from a genealogy of mat-building, to a précis of the work of John Johansen, to an explication of Reyner Banham’s concept of the gizmo, to an investigation of the significance of Anonymous in architecture discourse. He is a founding member of the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative and is one of the editors of the first Aggregate book, Governing by Design.
Hyde is currently pursuing an extended study of entanglements between architecture and law, research that includes his book, Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba; his essay, “Some Evidence of Libel, Criticism, and Publicity in the Architectural Career of Sir John Soane,” published in Perspecta; and a new project on the aesthetic debates about ugliness in Great Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries.
He has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow and his work has been supported by grants from the Graham Foundation. Hyde received his BA from Yale University, MArch from Princeton University, and PhD from Harvard University.