Dawn Gilpin is Lecturer IV in Architecture at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning where she teaches design and representation. She received her M. Arch. from Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and an undergraduate degree from the College of Architecture, Design and Building, Auburn University. Gilpin is a two-time recipient of the Donna M. Salzer award for teaching excellence. Previously, 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. Professionally she has worked for Architectural Alliance and Meyer, Scherer, and Rockcastle in Minneapolis. Gilpin has also worked for Fitch Richardson Smith, a design consultancy firm based in London, Boston and Columbus, OH. In 1996 Gilpin started practicing with Robert Adams and since Adams + Gilpin have worked on a range of projects and creative endeavors focused on the reconfiguration of the status of accessibility within domesticity.