New Orleans | Da 1999

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Coleman Coker

Coleman Coker is the Ruth Carter Stevenson Regents Chair in the Art of Design at University ofTexas School of Architecture in Austin and Professor of Practice at Tulane University in NewOrleans where buildingstudio is located.
He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and aLoeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School ofDesign. He holds a Master of Fine Arts and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the MemphisCollege of Art. Coker is former director of the Memphis Center of Architecture, a collaborativeprogram of design open to advanced architecture students in the region and sponsored by theUniversity of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas.
He’s been the visiting Favrot Chair atTulane and has held the E. Fay Jones Chair in Architecture at the University of Arkansas.


buildingstudio began in 1999 by Coleman Coker after thirteen-year partnership with SamuelMockbee as Mockbee/Coker Architects. buildingstudio, a collaborative firm focusing on inventiveand imaginative work was founded with two principles in mind: first, to blur the boundariesbetween architecture, art, craft and thinking. Rather than separate disciplines, buildingstudioconsiders each essential to the larger realm of building. And coupled with that, buildingstudio’swork explores built presence grounded in the experience of the real world, building as realizedthrough a process of critical reflection. They’ve received numerous honors including a P/A DesignAward for low-cost housing “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty”, Emerging Voices from the ArchitecturalLeague of New York, numerous Architectural Record, “Record House” awards and National AIAHonor awards. buildingstudio’s work has been highlighted at MoMA, SF MoMA, Wexner Center forthe Arts, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the National Building Museum inWashington, D.C.