Eric Paul Mumford is the Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. He also holds courtesy appointments in the departments of Art History and Archaeology and History in Arts & Sciences, and is a faculty scholar at the Institute for Public Health.
Mumford is an expert on the history of modern architecture and urbanism, and teaches courses in the history and theory of architecture. His books and edited volumes include Designing the Modern City: Urbanism Since 1850 (2018); The CIAM Discourse on Urbanism, 1928-1960 (2000); Modern Architecture in St. Louis: Washington University and postwar American architecture, 1948-1973 (2004); Josep Lluís Sert: the architect of urban design (2008); Defining Urban Design: CIAM Architects and the Formation of a Discipline (2009); and The Writings of Josep Lluís Sert (2015). In 2013, he was a Fulbright Specialist in urban planning at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, and in 2014 he received a collaborative grant from the MIT Global Architectural History Teaching Consortium. He is currently the curator and catalogue editor of the Le Corbusier section of Ando and Le Corbusier at Alphawood Exhibitions, a new, Tadao Ando-designed gallery in Chicago.
Mumford is a graduate of Harvard University (1980) and earned his MArch at MIT in 1983 and his PhD in architecture at Princeton University in 1996. He was chair of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Visiting Committee from 2011-14.