Award-winning Architect Duo Dickinson is coming to Alfred State on Monday, Sept. 23 to deliver a presentation titled, “Why Are We Doing This?: 21st Century Architecture.”
Dickinson’s talk will take place at 5 p.m. in room 215 in the Engineering Technology Building on the Alfred campus. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
William Dean, professor of Architecture and Design at Alfred State, said, “In addition to being a dynamic speaker, Mr. Dickinson is an award-winning, nationally recognized architect. We are fortunate that he wanted to come to Alfred State to share his expertise with our students as part of our Civic Engagement lecture series.”
Graduating from Cornell in 1977, Dickinson opened his own architectural practice in 1987. His work has received more than 30 awards, including the Architectural Record House Award, Metropolitan Home Met Home Awards, and Connecticut and New York AIA design awards.
Dickinson is also a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. Overall, 20 to 30 percent of the ongoing work in his office is dedicated to pro bono or at-cost work for not-for-profits, totaling over 75 projects for over 30 organizations over the last 30 years.
His design work has been published in more than 70 publications including The New York Times, Architectural Record, Fine Home Building, and House Beautiful. He is the architecture writer for the Connecticut Hearst Media Corp. and is a staff feature writer for The Common Edge Collaborative and Mockingbird Ministries.
Dickinson has written eight books, including “The Small House” and “Expressive Details” for McGraw Hill, and “The House You Build,” published by The Taunton Press. His latest book, “A Home Called New England,” published by Pequot Globe, was nominated for a 2018 CT Book Award and he is active in radio and media.
Additionally, he hosts the radio series “Home Page” on WPKN Radio. He has appeared on a variety of national broadcast programs including CNN’s “Open House,” NPR’s "NEXT New England," “Studio 360,” and “Weekend Marketplace," and has exhibited at Art Space Gallery, 116 Crown, and the USIA.
The co-founder of The Congress of Residential Architecture (CORA), Dickinson has taught at Yale College and Roger Williams University. He is now on the faculty of the Building Beauty program at the Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy, as well as co-chair of the school’s American Advisor Board.
Dickinson began teaching at the University of Hartford this fall, and has served on numerous academic, institutional, and AIA design juries. He has lectured at numerous universities, associations, and groups.