Craig Borum, FAIA, is a professor of architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Professor Borum teaches design and coordinates the required construction courses for both the graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
Borum is also the founding principal of PLY+ architecture, urbanism, design, in partnership with associate professor Jen Maigret. In 2021, PLY+ was one of eight firms awarded the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices, as well as an honorable mention in the Architect’s Newspaper’s Best in Practice Award.
In 2018, Professor Borum was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Across his career, his work has been recognized with a Progressive Architecture Award, and a Research & Design Award both from Architect Magazine. He has been the principal designer on nine projects which have won AIA Michigan Design Awards across the building and interior design categories. Additionally, his designs have also won an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, and a Wood Design Award from Wood Design and Building Magazine, and an Award of Excellence in Masonry Design from the Masonry institute of Michigan and AIA Michigan. He is a recipient of the 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 design for the Mies van der Rohe Plaza in Detroit won first prize in Urban Design in the 15th Quito Biennale of Architecture, as well as prizes in numerous national and international competitions. His work has also been featured in major publications in the US, Canada, Korea, Germany, Spain, and Ecuador. It has also been included in over 20 exhibits ranging from venues across the U.S. to international venues (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Tokyo, Buenos Aries, Frankfort, and Quito).
Mr. Borum is from Portsmouth, Virginia and received his architectural training from the University of Virginia.