Eric Paul Mumford holds the Rebecca and John Voyles Chair in Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, he holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Art History and Archaeology and History of Art and Science, and he is a Faculty Scholar at the Institute of Public Health.
Mumford is an expert on the history of contemporary architecture and urban design, and he teaches architectural history and theory. His publications consist of Designing the Modern City: Urbanism Since 1850 (2018); CIAM Discussions on Urbanization, 1928-1960 (2000); Modern Architecture in St. Louis: Washington University and Postwar American Architecture, 1948-1973 (2004); Josep Llus Sert: Urban Planning Architects (2008); Defining Urban Design: CIAM Architects and the Formation of a Discipline (2009); and The Writings of Josep Llus Sert (2010). (2015).
In 2013, he served as a Fulbright Urban Planning Specialist at the Pontifical Catholic University of Lima, Peru, and in 2014, he was awarded a grant from the MIT Global Consortium for the Teaching of Architectural History. He is the curator and editor of the catalogue for the Le Corbusier section of Alphawood Exhibitions, the new Chicago gallery designed by Tadao Ando.
Mumford earned a bachelor’s degree in 1980 from Harvard University, a master’s degree in 1983 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in 1996 from Princeton University. From 2011 to 2014, he presided over the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Visiting Committee.