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Ian Donaldson

Lecturer in Architecture

Ian Donaldson is an architectural designer and intermittent lecturer at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. His work focuses on shifting scales between the ephemeral, programmatic and the relational complexity that govern the built environment, finding slack and contradiction as opportunities for transformation and experimentation. Previously, Donaldson has worked on publications, installation, retail, housing, urban design and cultural institutions while practicing in New York, Los Angeles and Detroit. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Taubman College and a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture where he was awarded the George Nelson Scholarship —  researching the spaces of contemporary cultural production in Marrakech within the context of foreign direct investment and neo-liberal urban transformation.

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