Michael Abrahamson portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Architecture
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Architecture


  • “Administrative Reverie: Master Plans as Institutional Dreamwork,” SESAH Annual Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/27/2023.
  • “A Moderate’s Megastructure: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the Planning of SUNY Purchase, New York, 1967-71,” Annual Conference, Society of Architectural Historians: Australia and New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand (presented virtually). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/26/2022.
  • “Master Planning a New Urban Spectacle: The Galleria, Houston, ca. 1970,” SESAH Annual Conference, Memphis, Tennessee. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/04/2022.
  • “Labor in and on the Landscape: Architectures of Organizing in the Mining Town, 1875- 1925,” SECAC Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/29/2022.
  • “Housing Solidarity: Building by and for the United Auto Workers in Detroit, 1935-196X,” Construction History Society of America 7th Biennial Meeting, Marietta, Georgia. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/04/2022.
  • “From Bullpen to Ballroom: Miners’ Union Halls in the Western U.S., 1865-1905,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/26/2022.


  • Michael Abrahamson (2023). 'Effortful Marginal Differentiation: Authorship and Ideology in the Cold War United States. OASE: Journal for Architecture. Vol. 113. Published, 01/15/2023.
  • Michael Abrahamson (2022). Albert Kahn. Oxford Bibliographies on Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Published, 01/12/2022.
  • Michael Abrahamson (2021). A Pyramid of Paperwork: Labors of Imagination and Interpretation in Late Twentieth Century Architectural Practice. (pp. 170–185). Vol. 23. RA: Revista de Arquitectura. Published, 12/01/2021.
  • Michael Abrahamson (2021). Turning the Master’s House Against Itself. (pp. ix-xii). Vol. 8. Dialectic Journal. Published, 06/01/2021.
  • Michael Abrahamson (2021). Architecture’s Mirror Stage. [Website/Blog] URL https://drawingmatter.org/architectures-mirror-stage/. Published, 02/26/2021.
  • Michael Abrahamson (2021). The Discreet Charm of the Bureaucratic. [Website/Blog] URL https://drawingmatter.org/the-discreet-charm-of-the-bureaucratic/. Published, 01/13/2021.
  • Michael Abrahamson (2020). Seeking Other Solidarities. Journal of Architectural Education. Vol. 74, 319-323. Published, 10/2020.
  • Michael Abrahamson (2019). Rocket Science or Representation? Notes on Concrete Panel Construction in the United States. (pp. 136-149). Flying Panels: How Concrete Panels Changed the World (Stockholm and Berlin: ArkDes and DOM Publishers). Published, 10/01/2019.
  • Michael Abrahamson (2018). A Driverless Detroit: Public Roads and Private Goals in the 1970s. (pp. 68-76). Vol. 2. Take Shape. Published, 09/2018.
  • Michael Abrahamson (2018). "Actual Center of Detroit": Method, Management, and Decentralization in Albert Kahn's General Motors Building. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Vol. 77, 56-76. Published, 03/2018.