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Undergraduate Design

Gabriel Kroiz

Gabriel Kroiz, AIA

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Design

Office: CBEIS 226
Phone: 443-885-4240

Curriculum Vitae


B.F.A., B.Arch, Rhode Island School of Design, 1991
Post-professional MArch II, University Maryland, 2003

Years at Morgan: 14 Years


Gabriel Kroiz, founder and principal of Kroiz Architecture. As an architect, Kroiz’s experience includes award-winning projects in the US and Asia. As a builder, he has focused on small, detail-intensive projects which allow for a high level of research and experimentation with materials and their application.

In 2008 Kroiz joined the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University as its first Program Director, and then Chair working to achieve the school's missions of providing access to the design professions for underrepresented minorities and performing research focused on the redevelopment of Baltimore and the surrounding region. He has contributed to research about Morgan in the areas of design pedagogy and was co-recipient of the ACSA Diversity Achievement Award for Morgan’s Beginning Design Pedagogy.

List of Professional Affiliation(s):

  • AIA
  • LEED

List of Research Interest(s):

  • Diversity in Architectural Education
  • Urban Sketching
  • Material Applications in Architecture
  • Defensible Space

List of Classes Taught:

  • Fall 2022
    • ARCH 201 - Design I (Form, Space & Order)
    • ARCH 345 - Urban Sketching
  • Spring 2023
    • ARCH 101 - Concepts and Theories of the Built Environment I
    • ARCH 404 - Urban Design II

List of Selected Publication(s):

  • Gabriel Kroiz & Pavlina Ilieva, “Skin Treatment’: subcutaneous and superficial performance enhancements to a legacy curtain wall”, 2013 ACSA Fall Conference: Design Interventions for Changing Climates – Conference Proceedings, Co-Chairs Anthony Abbate, Francis Lyn and Rosemary Kennedy, ACSA Press, New York, 2014
  • Kroiz, Gabriel, “Manifesto off the Shelf: Educating Black Architects at Morgan State University," Journal of Architectural Education, pages 205-213, Estimated Publication date - 19 Sep 2013 (Online), 04 Oct 2013 (Print)
  • Gabriel Kroiz & Mina Cheon, “The Konglish Critique: Combating Language and Cultural Barriers”, BEYOND CRITIQUE: a collection of essays by faculty members of the Maryland Institute College of Art and beyond, edited by Susan Waters-Eller, MICA, Baltimore, 2013 (chapter pending publication fall 2013)
  • Kroiz, Gabriel, ‘Courtyard Transformations’, Local Identities | Global Challenges: 2011 ACSA Fall Conference Proceeding, pp. 474-477, Co-Chairs Iklas Sabouni + Jorges Vanegas, ACSA Press, New York, 2012, ISBN 9780935502824
  • Kroiz Architecture, “Hokyun Chun Residence”, Heyri Architecture: Vol. I, pp. 168-177, Editor Woo Kyung Kook, Kimoondang Publishing, Seoul, 2011, ISBN: 9788962253610

List of Grants and/or Awards:

  • $5000 JP Morgan Chase Second Year Experience Grant - To support conference travel for 5 sophomores to attend the Design Futures Conference at University of Oregon. (Upcoming, 2023)
  • $6000 In-kind support from the University Consortium that host the Design Futures Conference to cover Consortium Membership, and Conference Registration, Lodging and Meals for 5 students and one faculty to attend the week long conference in June 2023. (Upcoming, 2023)
  • $5000 JP Morgan Chase Second Year Experience Grant - To provide travel expenses to conduct two field trips for 3 sections of ARCH 201 Design Studio 1. The first Trip visited the East Wing of National Gallery in DC, and the Glenstone Museum in Potomac MD. The Second trip took students to the Lawn, and the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville VA, and to the home of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. (2022)
  • ($150,000) not awarded, NEH Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities - this three year grant was to create a 4-week summer bridge program for 12 admitted freshmen during the summer prior to entering Morgan. The project partners included the the School of Architecture and Planning, the School of Global Journalism and Communication and the Lillie Carrol Jackson Civil Rights Museum at Morgan, and AIA Baltimore, The Baltimore Architecture Foundation, and the Baltimore Design School in the community. (2022)
  • ACSA Diversity Achievement Award, ‘Beginning Design: The HBCU Experience', (2017)
  • AIA Maryland, Merit Award, Creative Alliance Cafe, (2011)