Aaron Cayer is an assistant professor of architecture history at the University of New Mexico.
Prior to New Mexico, Cayer taught architecture history and theory courses at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and he was a Senior Research Associate at cityLAB, an urban research center at UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, from 2012-2017. He co-founded the Los Angeles and New Mexico chapters of The Architecture Lobby in 2016 and 2018 respectively, and he currently serves as the Lobby’s National Content Coordinator. He received his Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from Norwich University in Vermont. His current research focuses on the histories and theories of postwar corporate architecture practices as they overlap with those of labor, capitalism, and urban political economies.