Associate Professor, Architecture
Office: Daggy 318
Gruen’s work also has appeared in Montana: The Magazine of Western History (2011) as well as in textbooks, anthologies, and encyclopedias on subjects ranging from monumental urban architecture in the United States to the planning and design of Disneyland in Anaheim, California. He has delivered papers at twenty-five professional conferences, authored more than ten book reviews, and provided the introductory essay for Architectura: Elements of Architectural Style (Barron’s Educational Series, 2008). He chaired a session on architectural tourism for the Society of Architectural Historians’ conference in 2014.
Gruen serves as a member of the Honors Council for the WSU Honors College and was named a Fellow in spring 2017. Locally, Gruen is active with the City of Pullman Historic Preservation Committee, Pullman Planning Commission, and the WSU Historic Preservation Commission.
Gruen served as Director of the School of Design and Construction (2014-2017) before being awarded professional development leave for the 2017-2018 academic year after which he will transition back to faculty.
Gruen selected as Honors College fellow (Spring 2017)
Ph.D. in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley (2004)
M.A. in the History of Architecture and Art, University of Illinois, Chicago (1995)
B.A. in Art History/Criticism, University of California, San Diego (1992)
School of Design + Construction
Washington State University
100 Dairy Road
PO Box 642220
Pullman , WA 99164-2220