Welcome to the website of Robert Bruegmann, historian
and critic of architecture, landscape, preservation, urban development and the built environment. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he is the author of numerous books and articles including the award-winning volume The Architects and the City:  Holabird & Roche of Chicago 1880-1918, published by the University of Chicago Press, 1997; the controversial Sprawl:  A Compact History published by the University of Chicago Press in 2005; and The Architecture of Harry Weese, published by W. W. Norton in 2010.  Most recently he was editor of Art Deco Chicago, published in 2018. He is also a frequent lecturer, contributor to magazines and blogs and guest on radio and television shows.