Michael Abrahamson

Michael Abrahamson

Ann Arbor, MI, US



Michael Abrahamson is a PhD Candidate in History and Theory of Architecture at the University of Michigan. Prior to enrolling at Michigan, he taught architectural design, theory, and history at Kent State University. Michael is a US correspondent for Architectural Review, and has also published criticism in San Rocco, One:Twelve, and Fulcrum (AA). He is a frequent contributor to CLOG, and guest edited their February 2013 issue on Brutalism. He also operates a Tumblr blog called Fuck Yeah Brutalism.


Michael's Featured Articles on Archinect

Air Rights: an exhibit by Drone Research Lab, Fri, Oct 18 '13

The printed catalog for “Air Rights” – an exhibition by the Drone Research Lab (DRL) at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning – begins with a Bartlett's-worthy quote from R. Buckminster Fuller: “You never change things by fighting the existing ...

Air Rights: an exhibit by Drone Research Lab


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Graduate Student Instructor/Graduate Student Research Assistant

Courses: Architectural History 1 & 2, Theories of Architecture, Nineteenth & Twentieth Century Architecture

Aug 2012 - current

Kent State University, Adjunct Faculty Member

Courses: First Year Design Studio I & II, Architecture History II, UG Seminar on Brutalism, Urban Design Theory, Portfolio Design

Aug 2010 - Jul 2012


University of Michigan, PhD, History and Theory of Architecture

Sep 2012 - current

The Ohio State University, Masters, Architecture Criticism

Aug 2007 - Dec 2008

Kent State University, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2002 - May 2007


Rackham Graduate School Summer Award, Grant

Research Title: "Protocols of Process & Expression: Professional Method at Gunnar Birkerts and Associates, 1960-1980"


Bentley Historical Library Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Grant

Research Title: "Projecting an Equal Future: Gunnar Birkerts at Tougaloo College, 1965-1972"


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