Time and Place
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170
Associate Professor Chris Cornelius, an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, focuses his research and practice on the architectural translation of culture; in particular, American Indian culture. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous, a design and consulting practice serving American Indian clients. He recently served as a cultural consultant and design collaborator with Antoine Predock on the Indian Community School of Milwaukee (ICS). ICS won the AIA Design Excellence award from the Committee on Architecture for Education. Cornelius holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has previously taught at the University of Virginia. Chris is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He received the inaugural J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize. Other awards include, an Artist in Residence Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution; multiple wins in the Ken Roberts Architectural Delineation Competition (KRob). He also led a studio that won a NCARB Prize in for the design of affordable, sustainable, modular housing. Professor Cornelius teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels including a seminar course on visual thinking and mapping.
Professor Cornelius will be speaking about how he incorporates timeless indigenous thinking in contemporary architecture. He will be specifically speaking about his Miller Prize installation, “Wiikiaami” for Exhibit Columbus in Columbus, Indiana.
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All lectures are free and open to the public.
Additional information about the lectures and exhibitions can be found by contacting the main reception at (414) 229-4014, and by emailing any inquiries to Department of Architecture Chair Karl Wallick.