George Wagner


Associate Professor

Contact details


420 – Lasserre





M.Arch, University of Washington
BA, Bard College


George teaches design studios and seminars in the Master of Architecture program. He coordinated semester-long study abroad programs in Tokyo, Japan, in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. Before joining UBC, he taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Yale University, Cornell University, and Rice University.

Geroge’s research interests include architecture and modernism, the North American City, urban form and its ideological implications, contemporary Japanese architecture, and urbanism. His writing has been published in journals such as Harvard Architecture, Perspecta, Bauwelt, AA Files, Canadian Architect, and Harvard Design Magazine and books including Architecture and Feminism, Free University Berlin, Stan Douglas, and Hitoshi Abe: on-the-spot.

Select publications

Wagner, G. (Ed.) (2005). Tokyo from Vancouver. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia, School of Architecture.

Wagner, G. (2001). Barkow Leibinger: Werkbericht 1993–2001. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag.

Wagner, G. (Ed.) (1995). Stanley Saitowitz: A house in the Transvaal. New York, NY: Princeton Architecture Press.

Wagner, G. (Ed.) (1989.) Thom Mayne: The Sixth Street House. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Graduate School of Design.