Cincinnati Professor of Community Engagement
Chief Departmental Advisor
Director, Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine
Courses Taught (during past two academic years):
ARC 583 Graduate Design Studio
ARC 426/526 Architecture and Society
ARC 427/527 The American City Since 1940
ARC 405/505Z Designing/Writing for Social Change
Master of Architecture and Urban Design, Washington University (1977)
Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University (1975)
Miami University, Department of Architecture + Interior Design (1977 - )
Cincinnati Professor of Community Engagement (2009 - )
Professor (1991 – 2009)
Associate Professor (1984 – 1991)
Assistant Professor (1979 – 1984)
Visiting Assistant Professor (1977 – 1979)
Washington University, School of Architecture, Teaching Assistant (1975 – 1977)
Thomas A. Dutton, Architect (1983 – present)
Registered Architect, State of Ohio (License # 7287), February 1983
Selected Publications, Creative Scholarship, Awards, Grants:
Dutton, Thomas A. and Lian Hurst Mann, eds., Reconstructing Architecture: Critical Discourses and Social Practices (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996)
Dutton, Thomas A., ed., Voices in Architectural Education: Cultural Politics and Pedagogy (New York: Bergin and Garvey Publishers, Inc., 1991)
Dutton, Thomas A., “The Over-the-Rhine Residency Program,” book chapter in Peter Senge et al, Schools That Learn, 2nd Edition (New York: Random House, 2012)
Dutton, Thomas A., “Do You Have A Sign?” posted on Truth-out.org (http:www.truth-out.org/do-you-have-sign/1326307220), January, 15, 2012.
Dutton, Thomas A., “Indian Reservations, Trojan Horses, and Economic Mix,” Designer/Builder Magazine (March/April 2008)
Dutton, Thomas A., “Colony Over-the-Rhine,” The Black Scholar v. 37, #3 (Fall 2007)
Professional Memberships and Service:
Member, Board of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Summer 2010 – February 2011
Treasurer, Inter/national Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), 1999 – 2001
Member, Inter/national Board of the ACSA as East Central Regional Director, 1995-1998.
Associate Editor for Book Reviews, Journal of Architectural Education, 1995-1999.
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Architectural Education, 1989-1994.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Central: Papers On Architecture, 1982-84.
Member, University Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities (elected by the faculty), 1990-93.
Dutton has received many awards for his teaching, including the ACSA's Creative Achievement Award (1990) for his sustained contributions to architectural design education and his creative use of the design studio; the Crossan Hays Curry Distinguished Educator Award from Miami University's School of Creative Arts (1996); and more recently he has been recognized by the Neighborhood Design Corporation of Cincinnati for the accomplishments of the Over-the-Rhine Design/Build Studio (1999, 2005).
Dutton is also director of Miami University's Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine, which offers opportunities for faculty, student, and community learning in inner-city Cincinnati.He has been active in the Over-the-Rhine People's Movement for twenty-four years. He and his students design and rehabilitate housing for low- and moderate-income people there.