The University of New Mexico (UNM) has introduced Chris Cornelius as their new Chair of the Division of Structure. A outstanding advocate for the attention of structure’s reference to tradition, significantly American Indian culture, Cornelius is ready to take up the position on November 1st, 2021.
An enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Cornelius can also be the founding principal of studio:indigenous, a design follow which serves American Indian shoppers. Again in 2017, to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Archinect included Cornelius’s agency in a list of our favorite contemporary practices led by Indigenous architects.
His work has been acknowledged by way of quite a few honors, together with a Smithsonian Establishment Artist in Residence Fellowship from the Nationwide Museum of the American Indian in 2003, and the 2017 Miller Prize from Exhibit Columbus. He was additionally amongst a bunch of Indigenous architects who represented Canada on the 2018 Venice Biennale.
Cornelius has been a school member within the Division of Structure on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 2004, and was named a Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University in 2021. He has additionally beforehand taught on the University of Virginia, from the place he holds a Grasp of Structure diploma. In tandem together with his educational credentials, Cornelius has additionally received worldwide popularity of this design work, together with his Radio Free Alcatraz drawings exploring the 1969–1971 occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
Cornelius’s appointment is the most recent in a sequence of current information tales from the University of New Mexico. In July, we reported on the information that Studio Ma had been selected to lead the design for the college’s School of Tremendous Arts enlargement. Additionally in July, the UNM’s Dean of Structure and Planning Robert Alexander González was announced as the new president of the Affiliation of Collegiate Colleges of Structure (ACSA).
In June, in the meantime, throughout an occasion held by the UNM College of Structure and Planning to have a good time the eighty fifth birthday of Antonie Predock, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller declared June 24, 2021 “Antoine Predock Day” to honor the work of the internationally acclaimed architect.