Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Engagement and Professor, Architecture
Milton S. F. Curry produces creative work and scholarship on the role of architecture in shaping social consciousness and the intersectional role of race, class, and urban geography embedded in modern and contemporary aesthetic practices in the Americas. His current work includes three book manuscripts on architecture race theory, diversity in the practice and profession of architecture, and the cultural significance and critical histories of the boutique hotel. At Cornell, Curry will launch and direct the Black Cities Americas Lab, which will examine the possibilities of environmental justice and reparations movements on the urban design and redevelopment of America's inner cities. Additionally, in his role as Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Engagement, he will lead a range of cross-college and cross-institutional initiatives that advance AAP's overall mission.
Previously, Curry served as Dean at the University of Southern California School of Architecture from 2017–22 and as Associate Dean / Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning from 2010–17. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Architecture at Cornell from 1995–2010 and Director of the Cornell University Council for the Arts from 2002–08. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University in 1988 and a Master of Architecture II post-professional degree with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1992.
Curry officially joined the Department of Architecture on July 1.