Kenneth Frampton

Doctor Honoris Causa


On 27 January, the British architect, critic, and historian Kenneth Frampton, born in 1930, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). The laudatio, delivered by Alberto Campo Baeza, acknowledged his teaching life and the importance of his historical texts, now considered classics. It also emphasized his “firm defense of Spanish architecture and the work of young architects.” This is not the first time that the author of Modern Architecture: A Critical History receives recognition in Spain. In January 2015 he was made Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Alcalá, and in his acceptance speech he spoke of the value of tradition in modern Spanish architecture (see Arquitectura Viva 173).

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