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Edward D.



Faculty Details

Associate Professor

Master of Science Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University, New York, NY
Bachelor of Architecture, Howard University, Washington, DC


Architecture Design, Urban Design and Planning, Historic Preservation


Research emphasis in area of architecture design, historic reservation, housing and community development, particularly in the areas of displacement, the practice of architecture in the context of the cultural and ethical responsibility of architecture in the built environment.

Subjects Taught: 

Architecture Design Studio
Architectural Programming
Historic Preservation and Documentation
Professional Practice and Ethics
Environment and Architecture

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Edward D. Dunson, Jr. AIA is Chairman of the Department of Architecture and Associate Professor of Architecture in the Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Design, College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences, Howard University, Washington, DC. Professor Dunson is a licensed architect and design consultant with over 30 years of leadership experience in the profession of architecture and in architecture education. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Howard University and his Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University. Professor Dunson was appointed as Chair of the Department of Architecture in 2007 and in this capacity is working toward expanding the departmental programs to be more reflective of the evolving building industry while increasing its influence in communities served by its graduates, locally, nationally and globally. His teaching responsibilities are in the area of architecture design, preservation, the practice of architecture and the cultural and ethical responsibility of architecture in the built environment.


Architecture Graduates Elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

Wed, April, 12 2017

We are pleased to announce that two graduates of the Howard University Department of Architecture, Kwendeche (B.Arch. 1976) and Kathy Dixon (B.Arch. 1991), have been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). This is an unparalleled honor and the highest individual recognition bestowed by the Institute. The selection process is rigorous. Approximately three percent of the more than 90,000 AIA members have this distinction. The recipients of the FAIA are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession either through design, architectural education or the advancement of the profession after 10 years of AIA membership. The 2017 FAIA class consists of 178 people.Read More >>

Highlights from the Fall 2016 Semester:

Tue, January, 3 2017

The Department of Architecture kicked-off the 2016-2017 academic year with a myriad of events that brought faculty, students, and alumni together. In addition to welcoming, its new chair, the Department hosted a number of activities including a lecture by Dr. Douglas Williams about David Williston, the first known black landscape architecture who was also instrumental in the early Howard campus, in July. Read More >>


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