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Steven Mankouche

Professor of Architecture

Steven Mankouche is a registered architect and an associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He teaches architectural fabrication, construction, and graduate and undergraduate design studios.

Mankouche has lectured at institutions in the United States and abroad, including the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of Liechtenstein. He has received numerous awards for his work, including 2010, 2013, and 2014 R+D Awards and a 2013 Progressive Architecture Award from Architect Magazine, three UnBuilt Architecture and Design Awards from the Boston Society of Architects, and a 2003 Young Architects Award from the New York Architectural League. His numerous fellowships include the Willard A. Oberdick Fellowship at the University of Michigan, a combined Ceramics and Architecture Fellowship at the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands, and an architecture fellowship at Akademie Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. Mankouche’s work has been exhibited in the Netherlands at the 2009 Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, the Hilversum Museum, and the First International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam; the ArtPrize competition at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan; U-M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens; the Architectural League of New York; Spaces Gallery in Cleveland; Scripps College in Clermont, California; the University of Toronto; and Cornell University.

Mankouche is a co-founder of ARCHOLAB (Architectural Research Collaborative) with Carnegie Mellon University’s Joshua Bard and Taubman College’s Matthew Schulte. This cross-institutional collaboration with Carnegie Mellon brings architects together with other disciplines such as art, robotics, activism, filmmaking, advocacy, and even farming.  ARCHOLAB's work focuses on two primary disciplinary concerns: the ability for people to construct their own environment, and understanding the relationship between history, technology, materials, and labor. ARCHOLAB is interested in developing design strategies and methods for empowering public participation in the design of their built environment, and uses digital technology to revisit and revive lost historic construction methods and practices.

Mankouche received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from Cornell University and his RIBA Part One from the Architectural Association in London.