Professor and Department Head
M.Arch., Princeton University, 1979
A.B., Mathematics, Brown University, 1975
Registered Architect: California
Distinguished Professor, ACSA—Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Professor Judith Sheine is Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon. She has been recognized as the leading authority on the work of architect R. M. Schindler and is a practicing, award-winning architect.
Sheine’s publications include R.M. Schindler: Composition and Construction (Academy Editions, 1993), co-edited with Lionel March; R.M. Schindler: Works and Projects (Editorial Gustavo Gili, 1998); and R.M. Schindler (Phaidon Press, 2001). Her new book, Schindler, Kings Road, and Southern California Modernism (University of California Press), co-authored with Robert Sweeney, was released November, 2012. She has lectured extensively on the architect’s work in North America and Europe and is currently co-curating an exhibit with Professor Lauren Bricker, of the Department of Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, entitled “Technology and Environment: the Postwar House in Southern California,” funded by the Getty Foundation as part of their project “Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.” The exhibit opened April 11, 2013, at the Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona.
Since 1985, Sheine has had her own architectural practice. The Sarli house (1998-93) in Juniper Hills, Calif., was recognized as an Architectural Record Record House in 1995 and was published internationally, in GA Houses #44 (Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 1994), Ambiente (Hanover, Germany, Nov./Dec. 1995), and Arquitectura Viva (Madrid, Spain, Nov./Dec. 1996. With architect Norman Millar, she recently completed the Ramirez house (2004-2012) in Sea Ranch, Calif., which will be included in the new edition of Donlyn Lyndon and Jim Alinder’s Sea Ranch (Princeton Architectural Press, forthcoming 2013). She has also worked on housing and community service projects. In the 1990s, she won several competition prizes and was an invited participant in two funded exhibitions at the Municipal Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Built works in Los Angeles include the Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club (1988-2002) and Comunidad Cambria (1993-98), both in association with Castro-Blanco Piscioneri and Associates.
Sheine previously taught at the New York Institute of Technology (1983-87), UCLA (1987-1996), and Cal Poly Pomona (1989-2012), where she was Chair of the Department of Architecture (2002-2012). Her teaching has largely been in design studios, many interdisciplinary, and in history/theory classes relating to modern architecture in southern California. Recently, she taught studios with architects and civil engineers focused on the design of wood bridges.
Sheine has served on the Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education, and the Hollywood Design Review Advisory Committee, and is Vice President of the Friends of the Schindler House, which owns the Schindler House in West Hollywood.