Julian Beinart

Julian Beinart's teaching is in the theory and practice of designing the form of cities. In 1980 He succeeded Kevin Lynch in teaching the major theory of city form subject which has now been offered continuously for over 50 years. Julian's writing and work have been published widely in architecture and planning journals, and he has authored chapters in over half-a-dozen books. He has been Program Chairman and President of the International Design Conference in Aspen, one of the founders of ILAUD in Italy, American editor of Space and Society, and research director of the Mellon Foundation study of US architectural education. Since 1984 Julian has been principal of Cambridge International Design Associates, an architecture and urban design firm with projects in many parts of the world. Between 2001 and 2005 he was in partnership with Charles Correa designing the MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences building. At MIT he has won the ACSA award for urban design studio teaching. He has worked on projects in the U.S. as well as South Africa, Korea, Botswana, Malaysia, Israel, Jordan,United Arab Emirates and Puerto Rico. 


- 1958
Master of City Planning, Yale University
- 1956
Master of Architecture, MIT
- 1954
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Cape Town

Academic Experience

1974 - Present
Professor of Architecture, MIT
1965 - 1971
Professor and Dean, University of Cape Town
1959 - 1964
Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand

Professional Experience