Dr. Terrence Curry, is an educator, architect and craftsman. A Loeb Fellow (Harvard 2001), he holds a B. Arch from the Pratt Institute (1984) and a Doctor of Architecture from Delft University of Technology (2017).  In addition he did graduate studies in philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago, and in theology at Xavier University of Louisiana and the Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley. In 1999 he received the National Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects for community service and excellence in design and in 2003 Terry received an honorary doctorate from Archeworks in Chicago. Terry has taught architecture at UC Berkeley; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Fordham University. Terry founded two community design centers: Detroit Collaborative Design Center at the University of Detroit Mercy where he was from 1994 - 2000, he worked on numerous award-winning projects including schools, community centers, housing, and neighborhood redevelopment plans. And after finishing one year as visiting professor on a Fulbright Fellowship (2004), teaching architecture design at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Terry founded the Szent Jozsef Studio Kollegium in January 2005 where he served as director until August 2008. In September 2009 Terry was appointed associate professor at Tsinghua University School of Architecture in Beijing, teaching design, tectonics and design methods. In all of his work, Terry seeks to integrate quality design, service and education to make places worthy of the dignity of the human person.


NCARB  Cert. #43157
MI Reg. #1301037886 
NY Reg. #029005
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
National Council of American Registration Boards (NCARB)
Wood Institute of America


TU Delft (PhD. 2017),
Harvard University (Loeb Fellow 2000 - 01),
Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, (M. Div. ‘94),
Xavier University of Louisiana (Th. M. ‘90),
Pratt Institute (B. Arch. ‘84)


Boston Architectural College (2018 - present),
Tsinghua University (2009 - 2016),
Szt. Jozsef Studio Kollegium (2004 - 2008),
Budapest University of Technology (2003 - 2008),
Fordham University (2001 - 2003),
University of Detroit Mercy (1994 - 2000),
Detroit Collaborative Design Center (1994 - 2000),
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1994 - 1996),
University of California, Berkeley (1991 - 1992)

Awards and Honors:

Fubright Scholar Award, Visiting Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2004),
Honorary Degree, Archeworks, Chicago. IL (2003),
Dedalo Minosse International Award, Homeboys Industries, Los Angeles, CA (2002),
NCARB Grand Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education (2002),
AIA Detroit, Honor Award, Van Elslander Family Center, Detroit, MI (2000),
AIA National, Young Architect Award for Design and Community Service (1999),
AIA Detroit, Honor Award, NAAB Exhibit and Team Room, Detroit, MI (1997),
AIA Detroit, Young Architect Award for Design and Community Service(1997),
AIA New York, Honor Award, St. Ignatius Academy, New York, NY (1996),
Whose Who in American Business (1996),
AIA Detroit. Honor Award, St. Ignatius Academy, New York, NY (1996),
AIA Michigan, Honor Award, St. Ignatius Academy, New York, NY (1996)
Interiors Magazine, Annual Honor Awards, Best School, St. Ignatius Academy, New York, NY (1996),
AIA Detroit, Honor Award, Thunderhead Camp, Oma, MI (1995),
Whose Who In American Higher Education (1994)


AIA Doer’s Profile,
New Village Journal,
UTNE Reader,
Architecture for Humanity,
Association for Community Design,
Tsinghua University,
Loeb Fellowship
Researchgate Profile

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