Brief Biography  
© Richard Leslie Schulman


Using her vast experience with Philip Johnson, Lewis curated Philip Johnson: Architecture as Art at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC in 2008. The show presented over 100 objects and artworks relating to Johnson's final fifteen years as a designer. A decade earlier she had collaborated with Johnson on a satellite show at the Venice Biennale that showcased his work on different scales -- from the design of china to the planning of a major museum in Mexico. These experiences inform her current work as Chief Curator & Creative Director at The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Lewis has held a wide range of teaching positions. She has taught architectural and urban history at Harvard and MIT, as well as real estate finance and development at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Other experience includes advisory work on architecture and urban design at the New York Academy of Art and research at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Early in her career, Lewis managed the project team for several phases of the reconstruction of famed performing arts venue Carnegie Hall in New York. There she supervised the financing and construction of a museum and other public areas, as well as the restoration of the building’s landmark exterior.


A.B. Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning

Ph.D. (ABD), Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Urban Planning)

Selected Honors

Featured Author, Texas Book Festival, 2002.

Grant Recipient, Getty Research Institute, 2002

Visiting Scholar, American Academy in Rome, 2001

AIA International Book Award (1995)


Member, American Alliance of Museums

Member, ArtTable

Member, Authors Guild

Member, Society of Architectural Historians


Member, Board of Directors and Chair, Architecture & Design Committee, CINTAS Foundation

Member, Board of Trustees, onePULSE Foundation


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