Leland M. Roth

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Leland M. Roth is a leading American architectural historian who is the Marion D. Ross Distinguished Professor of Architectural History in the Department of Art History in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.

Roth earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois in 1966 and his Ph.D. in architectural history from Yale University in 1973.[1] His research has focused on American architecture, primarily in the years 1865 to 1940.[2] He is particularly known for his writing on the architects McKim, Mead and White.

A contributor to The Oregon Encyclopedia, he has written several articles, one of which is on notable Oregon architect John Yeon.[3] He has recently pursued specialized interests in the architecture of Oregon.


  • Roth, Leland M., A Concise History of American Architecture, Harper & Row, New York, 1979
  • Roth, Leland M., McKim, Mead & White, Architects, Harper & Row, New York 1983
  • Roth, Leland M., Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning, Icon Editions, New York,1993
  • Roth, Leland M., Shingle Styles: Innovation and Tradition in American Architecture, 1874 to 1982, Norfleet Press/Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1999
  • Roth, Leland M., American Architecture: A History, Icon Editions/Westview Press, Boulder CO, 2001


  1. ^ "Leland Martin Roth," Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2009.
  2. ^ arthistory.uoregon.edu
  3. ^ [1]

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