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Kappe Library Publication List Immortalizes Work of Black SCI-Arc Faculty and Alumni

As a reflection of SCI-Arc’s vision as the school celebrates its 50th anniversary as an unprecedented, radical, and independent institute for architecture, it is more crucial than ever to honor the achievements and voices of those that have graced SCI-Arc’s halls.

To further expand these historical acknowledgements, as another Black History Month draws to a close, the Kappe Library has compiled a special list of noteworthy publications by Black and African American SCI-Arc faculty and alumni whose remarkable, forward-thinking work contributes indelibly to the canon of architecture—past, present, and future.

Past and Present Faculty

Brooks, LeRonn (Guest Faculty)

Ben Caldwell video still of Vision Theater Los Angeles

Caldwell, Ben (Guest Faculty)

Fall, Natou Sci-Arc Works problematizes superficiality in architecture through the lens of self-expression and self-construction

Fall, Natou (M.Arch ’19, Design Studio, Liberal Arts Faculty)

Fatunde, Madebo (Guest Faculty)

Griffin, Thabisile (Liberal Arts Faculty)

Hartley, Jeremy Video Still

Hartley, Jeremy (MA Fiction and Entertainment ’19, Design Studio Faculty)

grid of film stills man alone Henry, Kordae

Earth Mother, Sky Father, 2019

Henry, Kordae (MA Fiction and Entertainment ’18, Visual Studies Faculty)

Henry, Mira (Design Studio, Visual Studies Faculty)

Joseph, Kahlil (Guest Faculty)

Kipping, Gordon (M.Arch ’95, Design Studio Faculty)

  • Broto, Carles, New Shop Design, UNKNO; Har/Psc edition, 2013, 978-8415492610 (Features Issey Miyake Tribeca store designed by Gordon Kipping / G TECTS; sculpture by Frank Gehry.)
  • Kipping, Gordon, Ordinary Diagrams, Public Access Press, 1995
  • Stephens, Suzanne, “Gordon Kipping delivers a powerful optical punch to Miyake Madison on New York’s Upper East Side,” Architectural Record, March 2007, p.186-188

Shaifa, Irvin (M.Arch ’20, Assistant Teacher)

Slaughter, Stephen (Adjunct Faculty, 2008-9)

Virgil, William (M.Arch ’16, Making + Meaning Coordinator, Design Studio, Visual Studies Faculty)

Notable Alumni

Merritt, Byron (M.Arch ’99)

Pollonais, Hope (M.Arch ’13)

Robson, Ainslee

Robson, Ainslee (MA Fiction and Entertainment ’19); Kidus Hailesilassie (MA Fiction and Entertainment ’20)

Sherrod, Kevin (B.Arch ’16)

Woldemikael, Amanuel Tesfaye (M.Arch ’14)

  • Woldemikael, Amanuel Tesfaye, The case of a selected public building in Addis Ababa, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012, 9783659243110