Dr. Cynthia R. Field, architectural historian emeritus, was the chair and creator of the Smithsonian’s Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation, formed in 1986.
She earned a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College.
Field is a coeditor of Paris on the Potomac (2007) and The National Mall: Rethinking Washington’s Monumental Core (2008) and a coauthor of The Castle: Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building (1993).
She is one of the founding trustees of the National Building Museum and supports its Field Scholar’s Fellowship Program.
- Cynthia Field, University of Maryland, School of Architecture
- From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution, Smithsonian Institution Archives