Assistant Professor, Art Department
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Jim Middlebrook directs and instructs the architectural studios at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. After obtaining an undergraduate architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University, he worked for the architectural offices of Rafael Vinoly, Rockwell Group, and Kohn Pederson Fox. He is a registered architect. Prior to running his own practice, his role was primarily a combination of project designer and project architect for numerous architectural project types at high profile cultural institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio. He previously taught architectural design studios and seminars at Barnard College and Kansas State University, and has exhibited work in New York City, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, Kansas, and Florence, Italy. At Smith College, his work has embraced a range of interdisciplinary approaches and explorations at the scales of building, landscape, and city. His recent research topics have included digital visualization and sustainable planning practices.