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Dawn Gilpin

Lecturer IV in Architecture

Dawn Gilpin is Lecturer IV in Architecture at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning where she teaches drawing, design, and representation. After receiving her M. Arch. from Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles Gilpin worked in the offices of Architectural Alliance and Meyer, Scherer, and Rockcastle in Minneapolis. Gilpin taught design and representation at the University of Minnesota where she co-directed a semester abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico and co-designed and participated in the exhibition The Home Show/Architecture Studio, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Co-founder and director of Adams + Gilpin, she works on a range of projects and creative endeavors focused on the reconfiguration of the status of accessibility within domesticity. Gilpin is honored to be a multiple-year recipient of the Donna Salzer Award for Teaching Excellence. Gilpin’s 2016 Wallenberg Studio, “The Radical and The Preposterous: Mind the Gap”, won one of six ARCHITECT Studio Prizes.