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Thomas Hubka
Thomas Hubka
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

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Master of Architecture, University of Oregon, 1972
Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1969

Thomas Hubka is a Professor Emeritus from the Department of Architecture, University of Wisconsin−Milwaukee. Through almost forty years of scholarship and teaching he has attempted to link the practice and teaching of architecture to historical and cultural context. He has published widely on topics of popular, vernacular architecture including theoretical works and detailed studies of common buildings such as New England farms, bungalows, ranch houses, and workers’ cottages.

His latest book explores America’s most common housing such as workers' cottages, bungalows, and duplexes: Houses without Names: Architecture Nomenclature and the Classification of America’s Common Houses (University of Tennessee Press). He is working on a new book: Modern Housing for a New Middle Class: The Transformation of Working-Class Housing, 1880-1930.

His two previous books are: Resplendent Synagogue: Architecture and Worship in an 18th Century Polish Community(University Press of New England and Brandeis University Press) for which he received the Vernacular Architecture Forum’s Henry Glassie Award, 2006; and Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England (University Press of New England) for which he received the Abbott Lowell Cummings Award in 1985.

He is currently living in Portland, Oregon, where he has taught courses at the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Portland Community College and continues to study the housing and neighborhoods of Portland and Oregon