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Graduate Program In Architecture

Coleman Jordan

coleman a. jordan [ebo]

Assistant Professor, Graduate Program In Architecture

Office: CBEIS 216
Phone: 443-885-4222

Curriculum Vitae


B.S. The Ohio State University
M.Arch, Clemson University

Years at Morgan: 3 Years


coleman a. jordan [ebo] is a Lecturer at Morgan State University's, School of Architecture and Planning, Graduate Architecture Program. He is the Principal of studio griots (also studio caj.e), an interdisciplinary research design practice, and co-founder of a not-for-profit organization called corners. His projects focus on social justice and development in underrepresented communities in both domestic and international contexts. His research investigates the implications, past and present, of the spaces of the Black Atlantic, Decolonizing the Black aesthetic, and Architecture in the age of Pan-Africanism and its next generation.

List of Professional Affiliation(s):

  • NOMA

List of Research Interest(s):

  • Spaces of the Black Atlantic
  • Decolonizing the Black Aesthetic
  • Architecture in the age of Pan-Africanism
  • Disability Studies/Design within Environmental Sustainability

List of Classes Taught:

  • INTD 212 - Topics in Non-Western Art & Design
  • ARCH 550 - Design Studio V
  • ARCH 771 - Thesis Seminar
  • ARCH 511 - Built Environment History I
  • ARCH 772 - Architecture Design Studio VI

List of Grants and/or Award(s)

  • Finalist in Bethel (African American) Burying Ground Memorial Project at Weccacoe Playground City of Philadelphia. 2021
  • Jim Kenney, Mayor Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy / Bethel Burying Ground Historic Site Memorial Committee, Collaboration with Muhsana Ali (artist). 2021
  • Exhibition “WE the 7: A conversation with the African Diaspora.” Venice Architecture Biennale. Venice, Italy. 2021
  • Honorable Mention. Luxembourg Art Prize, Luxembourg City Competition to award contemporary visual culture artists and designers. 2022
  • Alumni Hall of Fame Award. Recognition of humanitarian and social justice work. 2022
  • Shaker Heights High, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 2020-21
  • RECALL & RESPONSE Award. Venice Architecture Biennale, European Cultural Centre, Venice, Italy. 2023

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