AIA Virginia is thrilled to announce that Michael Ford, The Hip Hop Architect, will speak at this year’s Architecture Exchange East!
Born and raised in Detroit, Ford is the designer of The Universal Hip Hop Museum. He has dedicated his professional career to stimulating cross-disciplinary discourse on the sociological and cultural implications of architecture and urban planning on its inhabitants. Focusing on the intersection of the built environment and hip hop culture, through three interconnected realms; academia, media and practice, Ford’s national Hip Hop Architecture lecture tour has included keynotes at The American Institute of Architects National Convention, South by Southwest Eco Conference and academic lectures at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, and his alma mater the University of Detroit Mercy, where he received his master’s degree in architecture.
We look forward to seeing you in November!