Milton S.F. Curry

Milton S.F. Curry

Los Angeles, CA, US



Milton S. F. Curry is Dean and Professor at the University of Southern California School of Architecture; and holds the Della & Harry MacDonald Dean’s Chair in Architecture - positions he has held since July 2017. Dean Curry obtained his Master in Architecture post-professional degree with distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1992, and his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 1988. He was associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Planning from 2010 to 2017, a tenured Associate Professor of Architecture and an affiliate faculty in the Department of Romance Literatures and Languages. Dean Curry has held teaching positions at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Arizona State University. He was Associate Professor of Architecture at Cornell from 2002-2010, and Assistant Professor from 1995-2002, during which time he also served as director of the Cornell Council for the Arts from 2002-2008. Curry is a passionate educator and designer, critic and lecturer. Throughout his 26-year career in academia, he has coordinated graduate and undergraduate design studios at all levels and has taught theory-related seminars on architecture and cultural theory, urbanism and housing. He is recognized as a leading voice in integrating cultural theory, race and class into the ongoing interrogation of modernism and modernity. He has founded two academic journals - Appendix in 1993 and CriticalProductive in 2008. His writings and lectures, edited volumes, and creative works address race as part of the project of modernity and thus interconnected to its philosophical and aesthetic underpinnings and imaginings. Curry is also an accomplished designer. He worked at the New York offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox 1988-91. He started his own design practice in the late 1990’s - MC ProjectStudio - and has executed built and speculative projects including Loft in New York City, Olivia Restaurant Ithaca New York, 2004 Studio Museum in Harlem Invited Exhibition Harlemworld: NegroCity Housing + Harlem Target, and ColiseumCity Oakland - a speculative redevelopment of the Oakland Coliseum properties.

Milton S.F.'s Featured Articles on Archinect

Milton S. F. Curry, USC Architecture Dean: Observations on Draft White House Executive Order, “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again”, Thu, Mar 5 '20

Milton S. F. Curry, Dean of the University of Southern California School of Architecture, shares his perspective on the recently proposed "Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again" draft executive order. 

Milton S. F. Curry, USC Architecture Dean: Observations on Draft White House Executive Order, “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again”