Derek Ham

Derek Ham

Cambridge, MA, US



Derek's School Blog on Archinect:

"Suspects" in the Studio : Increasing Diversity in Design Education

The recent cases involving Mike Brown in Ferguson and Garner in New York all continue to illuminate how many people view Blacks (and especially Black men) in America. Architecture schools cannot avoid this discussion as many schools still have staggering low numbers of Black and other underrepresented minority students in their programs. I want to help us talk about these issues as we continue to try making our learning environments (the design studio) welcoming for people of all walks of life.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, PhD, Design Computation

Sep 2010 - current

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, MArch

Sep 2001 - Jun 2003

Hampton University, Hampton, VA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1996 - May 2001

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