AMES, Iowa — Vladimir Kulić, an Iowa State University associate professor of architecture, is the recipient of the David Lingle Faculty Fellowship in Architecture.

Iowa State alumnus David Lingle established the three-year, renewable fellowship to support architecture faculty members with an interest in teaching historic preservation or architectural history. Lingle received a bachelor of arts in architecture in 1977 and a bachelor of architecture in 1983 from ISU. He is a retired principal architect of alm2s in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Kulić is an architectural historian, curator and critic with interests in the architectural history of socialism, post-World War II modernism and postmodernism, the Second World, Eastern Europe and the former Yugoslavia.

As the Lingle Faculty Fellow, Kulić will finish a book about the geopolitics of architecture in Yugoslavia during the Cold War and continue ongoing research for several articles. He also plans to organize student workshops with guest scholars from his extensive network of experts in the field of the history and preservation of modern architecture.

Kulić joined the ISU architecture faculty in January 2019, having co-curated the widely acclaimed exhibition “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980” with Martino Stierli, which ran from July 2018–January 2019 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The exhibition catalog, co-edited by Kulić and Stierli, received the 2019 Richard Schlagman Art Book Award in the History of Architecture category and the Society of Architectural Historians’ 2021 Exhibition Catalogue Award.

Kulić is also the co-author of Modernism In-Between: The Mediatory Architectures of Socialist Yugoslavia with Maroje Mrduljaš and Wolfgang Thaler (Jovis, 2012); co-editor of Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities with Monica Penick and Timothy Parker (University of Texas Press, 2014); contributor and editor of Bogdanović by Bogdanović: Yugoslav Memorials through the Eyes of Their Architect (MoMA, 2018); and editor of Second World Postmodernisms: Architecture and Society Under Late Socialism (Bloomsbury, 2019).

He has received numerous fellowships, grants and awards, including those from the Graham Foundation (2007, 2014, 2018), Fondazione Bruno Zevi (2009), American Council of Learned Societies (2013), American Academy in Berlin (2015), Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (2015) and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey (2017). He is a founding member of Docomomo Serbia, the national branch of Docomomo, the international organization for the documentation and preservation of the architecture of the modern movement.

Kulić holds a graduate engineer of architecture degree and a master of science in architecture from the University of Belgrade and a PhD in architectural history from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the Iowa State faculty, he was a tenured associate professor of architecture at Florida Atlantic University and previously was an assistant instructor in the Department of Architectural, Civil and Environmental Engineering at UT Austin.

The David Lingle Faculty Fellowship in Architecture was established through a gift made through the Iowa State University Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to securing and managing gifts and grants that benefit Iowa State University.


Vladimir Kulić, Architecture, vkulic@iastate.edu
Deborah Hauptmann, Chair, Architecture, 515-294-7185, deborah@iastate.edu
Kim McDonough, Senior Director of Development, College of Design, 515-294-7272, kmcdonough@foundation.iastate.edu
Heather Sauer, Communications Director, College of Design, 515-294-9289, hsauer@iastate.edu