Brief Bio.:

Terrence Curry, is an educator, architect and craftsman.  A Loeb Fellow (Harvard 2001),  he completed his architecture studies at the Pratt Institute.  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.  Terry has taught architecture at UC Berkeley; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Fordham University and was the founding director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at the University of Detroit Mercy where he was also tenured professor of design.  During his time at the Design Center, from 1994 - 2000, he worked on numerous award-winning projects including schools, community centers, housing, and neighborhood redevelopment plans.  In 2003 Terry received an honorary diploma from Archeworks in Chicago.  After finishing one year as visiting professor on a Fulbright Fellowship, teaching architecture design at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Terry established the Szent Jozsef Studio Kollegium in January 2005 and was 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.



Terrence Curry, SJ, AIA


Terrence Curry, SJ, AIA


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

Association for Community Design (ACD)


Pratt Institute (B. Arch. ‘84)

Xavier University of Louisiana (Th. M. ‘90)

Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, (M. Div. ‘94)

Harvard University (Loeb Fellow 2000 - 01)

TU Delft (PhD. Cand.)

Teaching Experience:

  1. Tsinghua University

Szt. Jozsef Studio Kollegium

Budapest University of Technology

Fordham University

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit Collaborative Design Center

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of California, Berkeley

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)


  1. AIA Doer’s Profile

  2. Beijing Center for Chinese Studies

  3. New Village Journal

  4. UTNE Reader

  5. Architecture for Humanity

  6. Association for Community Design

  7. Tsinghua University

  8. Fulbright

  9. Loeb Fellowship