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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 Associate Professor of Architecture in the Department of Architecture, College of Engineering and Architecture, 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 served as Chair of the Department of Architecture from 2007 to 2016, and in that capacity worked 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.


Commemorating the Life of Alumnus and Former Operating Dean Jerome W. Lindsey

Fri, January 18, 2019

Alumnus and former Operating Dean Jerome W. Lindsey, Jr. passed away on New Year’s Day. Lindsey leaves behind a legacy of community engagement and activism, passionate learning and teaching, and paving the way for black architects and planners.Read More >>

Architecture Alumni Among Top Five Finalists for Parliament Design Competition in Kingston, Jamaica

Tue, January 8, 2019

Our finalist team, GSA Architects and Planners, led by Jamaican architect Guenet Anderson, includes Howard architecture alumni Leland Edgecombe, AIA, ASLA, AICP, CNU (B.Arch. 1978), Emerson Hamilton, AIA (B.Arch. 1979, M.Arch. 1982), Emmanuel Mdingi, AIA (B.Arch. 1996), and Nicholette Gordon (B.Arch. 2016). Read More >>