Michael Abrahamson

Michael Abrahamson

Ann Arbor, MI, US



Michael Abrahamson is a designer, critic, and PhD Candidate in the history and theory of architecture at the University of Michigan. He operates a Tumblr blog called Fuck Yeah Brutalism and is a correspondent for the Architectural Review. His writing has also appeared in Clog, San Rocco, and The Sunday Times.


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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