The Brave Drawn World of Chris T. Cornelius

The Brave Drawn World of Chris T. Cornelius

Chris Cornelius is an Associate Professor and an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.



His research and practice focus 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 CommunitySchool of Milwaukee (ICS). ICS won the AIA Design Excellence award from the Committee on Architecture for Education.

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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.

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Chris is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He received the inaugural J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize.

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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 2007 for the design of affordable, sustainable, modular housing.

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Professor Cornelius teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels including a seminar course on visual thinking and mapping.

Learn more about Chris T Cornelius here and follow his brilliant work on instagram @christcornelius and facebook Studio:indigenous



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