Marta Gutman



Main Affiliation

Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Architecture and Urbanism in the United States
  • Art History and Theory
  • City Landscapes
  • Women and Children in Urban Environment
  • Race, Gender, and Inequality


The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture


SSA 122





 Dean Gutman’s

Marta Gutman

Educational Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2000
  • M.Arch, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1981
  • A.B., Honors in Art, Brown University, 1975

Teaching Experience

  • Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2004-present
  • Professor, Art History Program, Earth and Environmental Sciences Program, Graduate Center, CUNY 2014-present
  • Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts,1999-2000.
  • Associate Chairman, Parsons School of Design/New School for Social Research, Department of Architecture and Environmental Design, 1988-92; Acting Chair, Spring 1991
  • Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Lecturer, 1990, 1991
  • Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, 1985-88; Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1983-85; Paris Summer Program, 1985, 1987

Professional Experience

  • Architect, Marta Gutman/A. Eugene Sparling, A.I.A., New York, NY, 1985-92
  • Project Architect, Moger-Woodson Architects, New York, NY, 1984-85
  • Project Architect, Conrad Levenson, Architects and Planners, New York, NY, 1982-84
  • Designer, Levenson/Thaler Associates, New York, NY, 1978-81


Architecture License, New York State

Selected Publications and Recent Research

  • “Intermediate School 201: Race, Space, and Modern Architecture in Harlem,” in Educating Harlem: A Century of Schooling and Resistance in a Black Community, ed. Ansley Erickson and Ernest Morrell (Columbia University Press, 2019).

  • A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

  • “Teaching Marshall/Marshall Teaching: Encounters with Berman,” in Adventures in Modernism: Thinking with Marshall Berman, edited by Jennifer Corby (New York: UR /Terreform, 2015): 52-61.

  • “Response to Justin Binder’s ongoing Vacated project for Design and Violence, edited by Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt (MoMA, 2013+),”
  • “The Physical Spaces of Childhood,” chapter 13 in The Routledge History of Childhood in the West, ed. Paula S. Fass, 249-66. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Professional Memberships

  • The Vernacular Architecture Forum
  • Society for American City and Regional Planning History
  • Urban History Association
  • Society of Architectural Historians