Cesare Birignani

Assistant Professor

Main Affiliation

Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture


The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture







C. Birignani

Cesare Birignani

Educational Credentials

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University, 2012-13
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 2013
  • Laurea in Architettura, Università degli Studi di Firenze, 1997

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2013-present
  • Preceptor of Architecture, Columbia University, 2008-2011
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007-08
  • Teaching Fellow, Columbia University, 2003-2006
  • Teaching Assistant, Università degli Studi di Firenze, 1998-1999

Professional Experience

  • New York, 1999-2002 (I-Beam Design; Jill Menoff Architect; DVA Architects)
  • Paris, 1996-98 (Prospective & Patrimoine; Yves Le Jeune studio)


Architecture License, Italy

Selected Publications and Recent Research

  • “Cartographies of Cities Past,” in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of the European Architectural History Network, ed. Hilde Heynen and Janina Gosseye (Brussels: Contactforum, 2012): 148-53.
  • “Exercices vitruviens,” in Le livre et l’architecte, ed. Jean-Philippe Garric, Émilie d’Orgeix and Estelle Thibault (Wavre: Mardaga, 2011): 139-48.
  • “Team Vitruvius,” review of The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies: An Insider’s Memoir by Suzanne Frank, The Architect’s Newspaper (Apr. 6, 2011): 9-10.
  • “The Festival: Architecture and the Event,” PIN-UP, no. 5 (Fall-Winter 2008-09): 114-16.