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Graham Owen is an Associate Professor at the Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans. He has been guest critic and lecturer at a number of North American and overseas schools, and taught from 1988 to 1996 at the University of Toronto School of Architecture, and in 1996-97 at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
A licensed architect in Canada and the US, he was in professional practice in Canada for over a decade. Working for several Toronto firms, he was involved in a wide variety of built projects, and his collaborative competition entries have been exhibited internationally. The Whitby Mental Health Centre, for which he was joint Senior Design architect, won design awards from the Boston Society of Architects as well as the American Institute of Architects locally and nationally. Editor of the inaugural edition of Architecture Canada: the Governor General’s Awards for Architecture, he has also published articles and projects in numerous North American and European journals including essays in the Contemporary World Architects series (on Office dA) and Practice Practise Praxis. His edition of Architecture, Ethics and Globalization was published in 2009 by Routledge. Essays on the ethics of reconstruction in New Orleans have appeared in the Journal of Architectural Education, Culture and Organization, and The International Journal of the Constructed Environment.
Professor Owen has served on the editorial advisory boards of Competitions and Harvard Design Magazine and, in 1998, he co-organized with Donna Robertson the inaugural Myron Goldsmith Conversations on Technology and Architecture at IIT. In 2005, his work was included in the Canadian digital exhibit at Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. At Tulane, where he has twice won the Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching, Professor Owen teaches design, Thesis research, contemporary history and theory, and advanced electives on ethics in architecture.