Dr. Craig Wilkins discusses why there are so few African-Americans Architects

The National Organization of Minority Architects, Detroit chapter, is hosting a discussion and book signing with Dr. Wilkins on August 1 at 4:30 PM at Borders Book & Music, Compuware Building, 1012 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226. Registered architect, Dr. Craig Wilkins, will discuss his recent publication The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on Race, Space, Architecture and Music.

There are fewer than 1,500 African American architects licensed in the United States. Yet, there are 40,000 physicians. Why has the discipline of architecture been resistant?

Dr. Craig Wilkins, University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning lecturer, addresses this and other issues in his provocative, award-winning book. The Aesthetics of Equity He examines the discipline of architecture and it’s resistance to African Americans at all levels.

Winner of the 2008 Montaigne Medal, The Aesthetics of Equity was recognized for its potential to illuminate, progress and redirect thought. Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award for books presents the Montaigne Medal to the most thought-provoking titles. The medal is given in honor of the great philosopher Michel de Montaigne, who influenced people such as Shakespeare, Descartes, Emerson, Nietzsche, Rousseau, and Eric Hoffer.

For more information about the event contact Karen Davis of the National Organization of Minority Architects Detroit at 248 210-3750 or