Kenneth Frampton was born in 1930 and trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. He has worked as an architect and as an architectural historian and critic, and is now Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s GSAPP, New York. He has taught at a number of leading institutions in the field, including the Royal College of Art in London, the ETH in Zurich, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, EPFL in Lausanne and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio. He is the author of Modern Architecture and the Critical Present (1980), Studies in Tectonic Culture (1995), American Masterworks (1995), Le Corbusier (2001), Labour, Work & Architecture (2005), and an updated fourth edition of Modern Architecture: A Critical History (2007).
Eric Owen Moss has been Director of SCI-Arc since 2002. He first taught at the school in 1974 and has also held chairs at Yale and Harvard universities, and appointments at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Moss holds Master degrees in Architecture from both Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley. He founded Eric Owen Moss Architects in 1973 in Los Angeles, and has garnered over eighty design awards from Progressive Architecture magazine and the American Institute of Architects. In 1999, he won the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2001, his office won the AIA/LA Gold Medal for Design; and in 2003, Moss won the Gold Medal Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of California at Berkeley. Moss was the 2007 Arnold Brunner Memorial Prize recipient from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and received the 2012 Jencks Award from the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA).