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Area of Expertise: Architecture
"I thought about architecture being a part of culture and culture being integrated into buildings...I think it's important that the buildings reflect their place and the people that use them. "
Bio from www.studioindigenous.com: Associate Professor Chris Cornelius is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, focuses his research and practice on the architectural translation of culture; in particular, American Indian culture. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous, a design and consulting practice serving American Indian clients. He served as a cultural consultant and design collaborator with Antoine Predock on the Indian Community School of Milwaukee (ICS). Cornelius holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has previously taught at the University of Virginia. Chris is the recipient of numerous awards and honours. He received the inaugural J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize. Other awards include an Artist in Residence Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution; multiple wins in the Ken Roberts Architectural Delineation Competition (KRob). Professor Cornelius teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels including a seminar course on visual thinking and mapping. Chris was among a group of indigenous architects who represented Canada in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.