Craig Borum, FAIA is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is also the founding principal of PLY (1999) and has overseen the growth and transformation of the practice into PLY+ architecture, urbanism, design, a collaborative practice in partnership with Associate Professor Jen Maigret and William Carpenter. At PLY, his work has been recognized with a citation in the Progressive Architecture Awards, and a R&D Award both from Architect Magazine. His designs have also won an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, and a Wood Design Award from Wood Design and Building Magazine. Additionally, he has been the principal designer on eight projects which have won Michigan AIA Design Awards across the building and interior design categories. He is a recipient of the highly competitive Young Architects Prize from the Architectural League of New York, and in 2007 he was included in Wallpaper Magazine’s list of “101 of the world’s most interesting new architects.” His designs have won prizes in numerous national and international competitions including first prize in Urban Design in the 15th Quito Biennale of Architecture. His work has also been exhibited and featured in major publications in the US and internationally.
Mr. Borum has also taught visiting studios at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the University of Cincinnati. He has served on design juries and lectured at several institutions including SCI-Arc, the University of Virginia, MIT, Yale, Syracuse, Tulane, University of Minnesota, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, University of Colorado, the University of Illinois Chicago as well as internationally in Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Argentina.
Mr. Borum is from Portsmouth, Virginia and received his architectural training from the University of Virginia. From 2010-2012 he served as Director of the Master of Architecture Program at Taubman College.