The Brave Drawn World of Chris T. Cornelius

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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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