Taubman College

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Teaching Areas:

  • Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Community Development

Dr. Craig L. Wilkins received his doctorate at the University of Minnesota, his masters at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and his bachelors from the University of Detroit School of Architecture.

He's worked as a designer, project architect and urban designer in Washington, DC, New York, Houston and Minneapolis as well as served as a research fellow at the University of Minnesota, University of Illinois Chicago and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Dr. Wilkins has written and lectured widely on a variety of topics, from hip hop architecture at the University of Michigan to the prospects of globalization on African spaces at the University of Witswatersrand. In addition, he has taught at several institutions including the University of Minnesota and the Southern University School of Architecture as well as served as a guest critic at City College in New York, Washington University in St. Louis, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, the University of Porto in Portugal and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Dr. Wilkins' work in the areas of space, race and music culminated in his most recent publication The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on race, space, architecture and music (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) winner of the prestigious 2008 Montaigne Medal for Best New Writing. His forthcoming book, Activist Architecture: A Field Guide to Community-Based Practice (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) will focus on the philosophy and practice of community design centers.

Registered Architect: Washington, D.C.

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