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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.


AIA President Carl Elefante Talks about Architecture’s Relevance Revolution with Our Students

Wed, October 17, 2018

Carl Elefante, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects delivered a powerful talk on “Architecture’s Relevance Revolution” on Monday, October 15 in our Innovation Space. Elefante is Principal and Director of Sustainability for Quinn Evans Architects, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as design principal for a broad spectrum of projects including architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization. Read More >>

Bringing the Local Perspective of Black Architects and Planners to Coincide with NMAAHC Symposium

Thu, October 4, 2018

The Department of Architecture was generously invited by Dr. Michelle Wilkinson of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collaborate in bringing the local perspective of Black architects and planners to coincide with the museum’s symposium: Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now.Read More >>