Archinect
Kendall A. Nicholson

Kendall A. Nicholson

Cambridge, MA, US

 

About 

Kendall A. Nicholson is a licensed educator, trained architectural designer, and an avid researcher.  He works as the Director of Research and Information at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and is currently furthering his research at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design with work focused on the confluence of race, architecture, and education. He has presented research internationally and his research interests surround equity, education, and curriculum within the discipline of architecture. 

Nationally, his passion for equity and racial justice manifests in his role as the research consultant for the 2016 and 2018 Equity in Architecture Survey sponsored by AIA San Francisco and Equity by Design (EQxD). He also volunteers as a member of the AIA’s Equity and the Future of Architecture board committee and on the newly formed NOMA Research Committee.

Kendall A.'s Featured Articles on Archinect

Architecture Gave Me a Black Eye: A Note to Architectural Educators, Fri, Nov 19 '21

I was eight years old when I entered my first slave quarter—that was the first time architecture hit me. It was the first time that I can recall thinking about spaces that dictated where my race belonged. But, more than anything, the hit was mostly a surprise, and I questioned if something ...

Architecture Gave Me a Black Eye: A Note to Architectural Educators
 

Employment 

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Director of Research and Information

Oct 2015 - current
 

Education 

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Master of Design

Aug 2021 - current
 

Areas of Specialization