Dariel Cobb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. Cobb was a teaching fellow at Yale University in both the School of Architecture and the History of Art Department. At the University of Hartford she teaches architectural design and advanced design theory to graduate and undergraduate students. Cobb’s professional experience includes design and project management at Robert A.M. Stern Architects and at Arquitectonica. Prior to joining the University of Hartford, Cobb was the Assistant Director of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (bwaf.org), which works to expand knowledge about the history of women in architecture.
Dariel Cobb’s research interests include the relationship of architecture and power: buildings in which diplomatic and military interests collide, or which attempt to define national identity within the growing tide of globalization. She is also interested in the relationship of nomadic peoples to built space, particularly the various ways “built” is defined. In addition she maintains many casual interests, such as the cognitive source of creative inspiration. These interests are explored here in her on-going web log.