The work of the faculty of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture represents the perfect blend of rigorous academic ideas and prac- tical application of these theories within the public realm. This book and the accompanying exhibition are the products of the faculty’s professional work: vibrant, intellectually rich, professionally accomplished, and theoretically inclined. Architects who teach utilize the academy as a laboratory for their ideas based on experience garnered from practice. Specific ideas in some of the built and unbuilt works appear as studio projects where they can be explored more fully, often unencumbered by the practical realities of clients, budgets, and programs. The school is a perfect setting for the architect working in the field who brings professional acumen to the rarified experiments of the academic studio.