Jain, Priya individual record
Assistant Professor

Priya Jain, AIA, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Associate Director of the Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M University. An architect licensed in both the US and India, she has worked on the reuse and restoration of a diverse range of significant buildings, including Trinity Church in Boston, the Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC, the Richardson-Olmsted Complex in Buffalo and Jaisalmer Fort, India. Her teaching and research focus on twentieth-century South Asian architectural history and preservation within a transnational context. She is particularly interested in exploring how machinations of race and class figure in the marketing, export and adoption of architectural ideas and technologies. Her work has been published in the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE), Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation, History, Theory, and Criticism , Arris: Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, and included in the edited book Heritage Conservation in Postcolonial India: Approaches and Challenges, amongst others. Priya serves on the Heritage Conservation Committee and the Women in Architecture Affiliate Group of the Society of Architectural Historians, and is Field Editor (Architecture) for the Getty Conservation Institute.

selected publications
Academic Articles1
  • Jain, P (2020). A Splendorous Burden. Journal of Architectural Education. 74(1), 123-125.
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Conference Papers2
  • Jain, P (2019). Building Biographies: Chronicling Time in Architectural Representation. 107th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Black Box, 107th ACSA Annual Meeting. 610-613.
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  • Jain, P (2018). The ‘Iconic’ and ‘Everyday’ Mid-century Modern: Shifting Attitudes Towards Repair and Preservation. 106th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, The Ethical Imperative, 106th ACSA Annual Meeting. 534-539.
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Texas A&M University; Architecture; 3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3137