Elijah Borrero

McGill University


McGill University, School of Architecture, Pavillon Macdonald-Harrington, 815 Sherbrooke Street Ouest, bureau 301, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3A 0C2

Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence

Laboratoire d'Étude de l'Architecture Potentielle

I am a PhD student in the School of Architecture at McGill University. My research, under the supervision of David Theodore, focuses on exchanges between architecture, planning and military production during the Cold War. My dissertation, titled Cold War Architectures: Four US Military Building Campaigns in the 1950s, examines the collaborative efforts of architects, engineers, planners, and military personnel at the start of the Cold War and seeks to examine how and why progressive architectural thought was adopted and adapted for military-war purposes.

I received a B.A. in mathematics from SUNY Albany, professional M.Arch I from Parsons School of Design, and post-professional M.Arch in history and theory of architecture from McGill. I am also a member of the Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle (L.E.A.P).

Title: Cold War Architectures: Four US Military Building Campaigns in the 1950s

Supervisor: Prof. David Theodore

Keywords: architecture, planning, military, cold war, US Army, West Germany