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2003, Cultural Studies & Comp Lit, PhD., University of Minnesota
1998, Kennedy School of Government, Fellow Exec Program, Harvard University
1990, Architecture, MS in RE & Urban Development, Columbia University
1985, Architecture, BArch, University of Detroit
2004, Faculty, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2004, Director, Detroit Community Design Center, Univ of Michigan
1998, Fellow, US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, Minneapolis, MN
1996, Faculty, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1996, Fellow, Design Center for American Urban Landscape, Minneapolis, MN
1996, Visiting Scholar, City Design Center, Univ. of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL
1992, Faculty, Southern University, School of Architecture, Baton Rouge, LA
1992, Faculty, City College of Chicago, Olive Harvey College, Chicago, IL
1991, Principal Designer, BakariDesign, Chicago, IL
1991, Faculty, Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Planning, Brooklyn, NY
1988, Designer, Perkins & Will, Architects, Engineers & Planners, DC, NY
1985, Designer, Devrouax & Purnell, Architects, PC, Washington, DC
2011, Kresge Art X Festival, N’Namdi Contemporary Art Gallery, Detroit.
2010, “Scattered Light”, Art of This Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.
2010, “small architecture BIG LANDSCAPES”, Sheldon Swope Museum, Terre Haute, IN.
2013, Residency, Djerassi Artist
2012, Residency, Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
2011, Finalist, Harvard University Graduate School of Design Loeb Fellowship
2010, Fellow, Kresge Artist
2009, National Indie Excellence Award Winner - Social Change, Aesthetics of Equity
2009, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist - Education/Academic, Aesthetics of Equity
2008, Collaborative Practice Award, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
2008, Nomination, ACSA Creative Achievement Award
2008, Nomination, Myers Center Outstanding Book Award
2008, Montaigne Medal, Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on race, space, architecture and music
2001, Service Award: Topic Chair – Design Culture, 89th ACSA Annual Meeting
2001, First Place Award – Faculty Advisor Certificate, The National Center for Seniors’ Housing Research
1999, Certificate of Participation: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Practice and Education Panel
1998, Teacher of the Year Certificate: College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and College of Liberal Arts students
1998, Certificate – Third International Masterclass: Netherlands Architectural Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1997, Excellent Professor Certificate: College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and College of Liberal Arts students
1993, College Teacher of the Year: Architecture, Southern University
2014, “Bi-Space: The Original Social Networking Site”, Companion to American Urbanism, Joseph Heathcott, ed,, Routledge Press.
2014, “Once More, Into The Breach: Collaborative teaching approaches designed to bridge the rift between the architecture academy and professional practitioners”, Space Unveiled: Invisible Cultures in the Design Studio, Carla Bell, ed., Routledge Press.
2011, “The Future of Yesterday”, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.
2012, “African Americans in Architectural Education”, Three Centuries of Architectural Education in North America, Joan Ockman, ed., Routledge Press.
2010, “Detroit Tour-Missed Map.” Volume magazine special issue: Atlas of Love and Hate.
2009, “Fellow’s Essays: Aesthetics of Equity”, Fellowships in Architecture, (ORO Editions, 2009).
2008, “Architecture Now”, The International Review of African American Art, v.22. n.2
2007, “Twisted: African-American Architects and Signature Commissions”, AIArchitect.
2005, “Globalization and Architectural Education”, Journal of Architectural Education
2004, “History of Southern University School of Architecture”, Dictionary of African American Architects 1865 – 1990, Dreck Wilson and Wesley Henderson, Ph.D., ed., Rizzoli Press
2002, “Brothers/Others: Gonna Paint the White House Black”, Anthology of Male Bodies, Harington, et. al, ed., University of Indiana Press.
2000, “(W)Rapped Space: The Architecture of Hip Hop”, Journal of Architectural Education.
2000, “The Space between Sight and Touch”, Dichotomy: Journal of the University of Detroit School of Architecture, v.13.
1998, “A Hip Hop Park”, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Newsletter, (May)
1995, “A Style That Nobody Can Deal With: Notes from the Hip Hop Doo Bop Inn”, International Review of African-American Art, Hampton Museum, (Spring)
2014, Activist Architecture: A Field Guide to Community-Based Practice. Co-editor. Association for Community Design Press
2007, The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on race, space, architecture and music. University of Minnesota Press
Selected as a one of 100 Alumnus of Notable Achievement of the last 100 years by the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts.
2011, Cynthia Hammond, “Reflection on This Year's Plenary”, Society of Architectural Historians: SAH Communities Blog
2011, Bryan Bell, Roberta Feldman, Sergio Palleroni, and David Perkes, “Study on Public-Interest Design”, Funded by AIA 2011 Latrobe Prize for Architectural Research
2011, “Art X Detroit: Creating Experiences to Propel the City Forward”, Detroit Lives. (11 April). <http://detroitlives.com/2011/art-x-detroit-creating-experiences-to-propel-the-city-forward/>
2011, W. Ian Bourland, “Conference Considers Dearth of African-American Artists, Designers”, Chronicle of Higher Education. (30 March)
2010, Travis Wright, “Meet the fellows: 18 Detroit composers, authors and performers reap rewards in Kresge program”, Metro Times, (30 June)
2010, Melissa Dittmer, “Craig Wilkins Post Lecture Discussion.” Detroit Regeneration Strategy, Events, Lectures. (1 Jan). <http://roguehaa.com/craig-wilkins-post-lecture-discussion/>
2009, Sean O'Toole, “The Hip-Hop architect”, ENJIN Magazine, <http://www.enjin.co.za/sections/architecture> (8 December)
2009, Editor, “Faculty Member Craig Wilkins Awarded National Endowment for the Arts 2009 Access to Artistic Excellence for Studio:DetroitHS”, College News website
2008, Richard E. Lloyd, “Book Review: Reaching Outside The Box”, Cyberhood, (Jan)
2008, Editor, “Book Review: Aesthetics of Equity”, Reference & Research Book News, (Feb)
2008, Ali Modarres, “Book Review: Aesthetics of Equity”, Cities 26, (Dec)
2009, Dennis Archambault, “Hip Hop Meets Architecture in the Work of U-M Detroit Design Center Prof”, Model D online journal, (12 May)
2007, Emily Sohn, “Cultural Borderlands”, Intersections, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, (Fall)
2007, Fabio Lucas, “A Gestao do Territorio”, Recife Antigo, Recife Moderno, Brazilian Journal (March)
2006, Dennis Archambault, “The Urban Design Lab”, Model D online weekly journal, (7 Feb.)
2005, Dee Mann, “Diversity: Architecture, Urban Design & Community Planning”, United Way Twin Cities online newsletter, (March).
2004, “(W)Rapped Space: The Architecture of Hip Hop” (JAE 2000) included in the 2004 “State of the Field: Studies of Identities in Modern Architecture”, International Literature Review, Carol H. Krinsky, New York University
John Archer. Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690-2000. (Minneapolis: UMN Press, 2008).
Steve Macek. Urban Nightmares: The Media, the Right, And the Moral Panic Over the City. (Minneapolis: UMN Press, 2006).
David Brown. Noise Orders: Jazz, Improvisation, and Architecture. (Minneapolis: UMN Press, 2006).
Roberta M. Feldman, Susan Stall. The Dignity of Resistance: Women Residents' Activism in Chicago Public Housing. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Melvin Mitchell. The Crisis of the African-American Architect: Conflicting Cultures of Architecture and (Black) Power. (iUniverse, 2002).
English (native), Spanish (Pre-Intermediate), Brazilian Portuguese (Beginner)
COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2014, Studio, Activist Architecture
2013, Seminar, Design Fundamentals II, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
2013, Seminar, Design Activism & Social Change, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
2011, Seminar, Architectural Pedagogy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
2010, Seminar, The Design Professional in Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
2010, Seminar, Dancing About Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
2010, Studio, Studio:Detroit (Community Design Studio)
2008, Studio, Detroit Biennale 2008 (Urban Planning & Architecture Studio)
2009, Seminar, The Design of the Semiotic City, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
2006, Seminar, Socio-Cultural Issues in Architecture and Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
2005, Studio, Detroit Design(ers) (Urban Planning Studio)
2005, Studio, All Rail the King: Transit Oriented Development in Detroit (Urban Design Studio)
2003, Studio, Designing for Difference (Integrated Architecture & Urban Planning Workshop)
SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2012, Imagining Detroit: Metropolitan Observatory for Digital Culture and Representation Detroit, USA
2012, Focus on Affordable Housing Initiative, Miami, USA
2011, Detroit Design Festival: Unfold the Cit, Detroit, USA
2011, Society of Architectural Historians Convention, New Orleans, USA
2011, Black Studies in Art and Design Education: Past Gains, Present Resistance, Future Challenges, New York, USA
2010, Architecture for Change summit, Chicago, USA
2009, ACSA/NCAA Administrator’s Conference, St. Louis, USA
2009, Unspoken Borders 3rd Annual Conference, Philadelphia, USA
2009, Talk 20: On Edge. Philadelphia, USA
2009, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Portland, USA
2009, Transitions: Progressing Across a Shifting Cultural Landscape Conference, Syracuse, USA
2008, National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago, USA
2007, 25th Annual Architecture Students Conference, Cape Town, South Africa
2007, SFT-ArchitectureWorld annual convention, Muster, Germany
2007, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Philadelphia, USA
2007, National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, USA
2003, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture International Conference, Helsinki, Finland
2003, The Center for Ideas and Society, Riverside, USA
2001, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Baltimore, USA
2000, Architecture: Education, Theory and Practice Conference, New York, USA
2000, Urban Futures International Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2000, Metropolitan Regional Design Center, Urban Design Conference, St. Louis, USA
1999, Globalism and Architectural Education Symposium, Minneapolis, USA
1998, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Cleveland, USA
1997, Reducing Crime through Design Conference, Minneapolis, USA
1997, AIA / MN Education Summer Institute, Minneapolis, USA
1997, Learning from the Mall of America Conference, Minneapolis, USA
1997, American Studies Association National Convention, Washington, DC, USA
1997, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, New York, USA
1997, Negotiating Architectural Education Symposium, Minneapolis, USA
1996, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Southeast Regional Conference, New Orleans, USA
1996, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Midwest Regional Conference, Detroit, USA
1996, Organization of Black Designers Conference, Philadelphia, USA
1996, Michigan African American Symposium, Detroit, USA
1995, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Seattle, USA
1994, Organization of Black Designers biannual conference, Chicago, USA
1994, National Organization of Minority Architects Annual Convention. Chicago, USA
1994, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Montreal, CA
1993, National Organization of Minority Architects Annual Convention. New York City, USA
1993, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 10th annual Beginning Design Conference, New Orleans, USA
1993, KINSHIP symposium focusing on Communities, Tallahassee, USA
Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA
City College, New York, NY, USA
Howard University, Washington DC, USA
Lawrence Technical Institute, Southfield, MI, USA
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, RSA
University of Mass, Amherst, MA, USA
University of North Carolina-Charlotte, NC, USA
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
AIA Pittsburgh Professional awards
AIA Memphis Professional awards
City of Detroit Planning Commission, Detroit Workers for Environmental Justice, Local Initiative Support Corporation, Prevailing Ministries CDC; National Endowment for the Arts, Detroit Public Schools – Trix Elementary & Mark Twain Elementary and Middle School, Vanguard CDC, Grandmont/Rosedale CDC, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Detroit Works, Peacemakers United Michigan, LLC, among others...
United States of America
Awards received by Craig L. Wilkins
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