Sean Keller is a historian and critic of modern and contemporary architecture. His work focuses on the relationship of architecture and technology after 1945 and has been recognized by a Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and a Winterhouse Award for Design Writing and Criticism. He is a trustee of the Graham Foundation and a Fellow at the Neubauer Collegium at the University of Chicago.
Keller is a frequent contributor to Artforum and has written for numerous anthologies and journals, including Grey Room, Perspecta, Journal of Architectural Education, and Art Journal. He has two books forthcoming: Automatic Architecture: Motivating Form After Modernism (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and Munich ’72: Olympian Art and Architecture (with Christine Mehring, Yale University Press, 2018).
Keller is Director of History and Theory, and Associate Professor (on leave 2016-17), at the IIT College of Architecture. He has previously taught at Yale University and Harvard University, where he was head of architecture studios for the Career Discovery Program. He was part of the design team for Joel Sander’s Kyle House, now in the permanent collection of MoMA.