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07.05.17 Wiikiaami in the current Dwell Magazine along with the other Miller Prize winners. Opens August 26. See you in Columbus!

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------04.26.17 An article written by Peter d'Errico who attended Chris Cornelius' lecture at UMass Amherst in late-March. “He demonstrated, through words and images, the difference between buildings that merely mimic indigenous themes and structures that are in themselves indigenous to their locations.”"Indigenous Lawyers Can Learn from an Indigenous Architect"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 04.13.17 Model of Wiikiaami in the current issue of Metropolis magazine! It is included with images of the other Miller Prize winners in a story covering the initiative of Exhibit Columbus and other design organizations.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 04.10.17 I am pleased to announce that this rendering of Wiikiaami has received an Award of Excellence in the Rendering Category from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) It will be part of the 32nd annual Architecture in Perspective exhibition and catalog publication.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 03.28.17 Chris Cornelius is speaking at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His lecture titled,"Imaging Indigeneity" will be about his work and how it relates to contemporary indigenous design thinking.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 03.09.17 Two of Chris Cornelius' drawings have been selected for the exhibition “PLACE: Art About Location” at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati. Radio Free Alcatraz: Territories & Radio Free Alcatraz: Trajectories were 2 of 11 pieces selected from 426 works from 143 artists. March 10-April 07.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 02.10.17 The work of studio:indigenous and the other Miller Prize finalists are on exhibit at the Ball State University, CAP Gallery. "10: The Miller Prize Competition Finalists" presents all ten proposals. The exhibit is in place from February 1 - March 2, 2017.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 02.03.17 studio:indigenous featured on Indian Country Today."Chris Cornelius Translates Culture in to Contemporary Architectural Design"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 01.20.17 Miller Prize design, "wiikiaami" featured in The Republic."Older design spurring new"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 01.16.17 studio:indigenous is featured in the Architect's Newspaper."studio:indigenous wants to design architecture rooted in Native American worldviews"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 01.09.17 Chris Cornelius is the recipient of a 2017 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize. The studio:indigenous proposal is a contemporary interpretation of the indigenous dwelling, "wiikiaami" or wigwam. The Miller Prize awards each designer the funds to design, fabricate, and install their proposals.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12.10.16 Chris Cornelius presented his Miller Prize proposal in Columbus, Indiana. His site for the competition is the First Christian Church by Saarinen & Saarinen.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.10.16 Chris Cornelius's drawing of the Pazzi Chapel in Florence, Italy was selected as a finalist in the 2016 Ken Roberts (KRob) Architectural Delineation Competition. Chris's drawing was awarded in the category of Best Travel Sketch - Professional.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.19.16 Chris Cornelius will be speaking on Friday October, 21 at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning in their Fall lecture series. An exhibition of his work will accompany his visit to UNM.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 09.09.16 The work of studio:indigenous will be exhibited along with the other Miller Prize Finalists at the Indiana University Center for Art + Design (IUCA+D) in Columbus, Indiana from September 09 - October 07, 2016. The official gallery opening will occur on September 29 as part of the "Foundations and Futures" symposium.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 05.05.16 Chris Cornelius is one of ten designers invited to compete for the inaugural J. Irwin Miller and Xenia S. Miller Prize. The Miller Prize is part of an initiative called Exhibit Columbus that celebrates the design heritage of Columbus, Indiana. The ten designers will compete to be among the five selected to receive the Miller Prize who will design, build, and install temporary projects in one of five of Columbus’ modernist landmarks. The ten selected designers will participate in a symposium and exhibit of our work to be held September 29- October 1, 2016. The competition is scheduled to be completed in December 2016 and the five projects will be fabricated and installed for the Fall 2017 Exhibit Columbus events. The other nine designers are: Aranda/Lasch; Baumgartner + Uriu; Rachel Hayes; Howeler + Yoon; Yugon Kim; Mel Kendrick; Johnston Marklee; Oyler Wu Collaborative; and Plan B Architecture & Urbanism For more information see:

Native American architect, Chris Cornelius. Native American architecture. American Indian architecture. Native American Memorial

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 03.24.16 Chris Cornelius was invited by the editors of the Journal of Architectural Education [JAE] to submit a drawing for their Design as Scholarship Issue. The theme of the issue explores the role of the discursive image in architectural representation.

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 02.22.16 Chris Cornelius is giving a public lecture at The University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture [SALA] as part of their Spring 2016 lecture series.

I am looking forward to lecturing at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) in Vancouver next Monday (02.22). I will be speaking about my work and the architectural translation of Native culture. #architecture #lecture #ubcsala #cornelius #architectureporn #nativedesign

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 01.21.16 Chris Cornelius is giving a public lecture at James Madison University in conjunction with his solo exhibit in the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art.

Public lecture tomorrow at JMU. See the exhibit. #architecture #lecture #jmu #jamesmadisonuniversity #cornelius #nativedesign #nativeamerican #americanindian

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12.19.15 Chris Cornelius' drawings will be shown in a solo exhibition titled, "This is Not a Fairy Tale" at the JMU Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. Exhibit dates: January 11 - February 19, 2016.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.08.15 Chris Cornelius is presenting the work of his students at the ACSA Fall Conference at Syracuse University. His presentation entitled, “S.N.A.F.U. Drawing: Of Many Lines But One Mind” covers a drawing process he administers to his students as a generative tool for design.

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05.05.15 Chris Cornelius' work will be shown in a solo exhibition at James Madison University's Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Arts in January 2016. Along with a public gallery talk, Chris will be at JMU for two days working with undergraduate students in architectural design and graduate students in studio art.


11.21.14 Chris Cornelius will be speaking at Cornell University as a part of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Speaker Series. His talk entitled, "A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" will address the role of Native Ethos, Mythos, and Poesis in contemporary architecture. "American Indian and Indigenous Studies Speaker Series"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.14.14 Chris Cornelius' drawings will be exhibited in "Visualizing Sovereignty" at the UWM Union Art Gallery. Drawings from Chris' research project related to the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island will be among other American Indian artists.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.16.13 Chris Cornelius is the winner of Best in Category - Professional Digital/Mixed in the 2013 KRob Architectural Delineation Competition. "2013 KRob Winners"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 07.30.13 The work of studio:indigenous is featured in the new book "New Architecture on Indigenous Lands" by Joy Monice Malnar & Frank Vodvarka.Included in the book are studio:indigenous' collaboration with Antoine Predock on the Indian Community School of Milwaukee, and the Oneida Maple Sugar Camp. "Available on Amazon" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 07.03.13 Chris Cornelius' original drawings will be exhibited at The Gallery at Sasaki in Watertown, MA and runs from July 15-August 30, 2013. It is curated by the folks at The Draftery and coincides with the publication of Figure 03. "Fig. 03 at The Gallery at Sasaki"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 05.29.13 Chris Cornelius' proposal, "Radio Free Alcatraz: The Nineteen-Month American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island - An Architectural Speculation" has been funded through a 2013-2014 UWM Graduate School Research Committee Award. He will be doing a field study of Alcatraz Island supposing the occupiers received what they wanted. Cornelius will design an American Indian University, Cultural Center and Museum that comment on the importance of this event and examines the role architecture/space may have in social change. "2013-2014 Research Committee Awards"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 05.20.13 Chris Cornelius' drawings will be featured in the forthcoming publication by The Draftery, "Figure 03: That Then Disappear in the Building of It." This publication, due in August 2013, will also include the work of Carl Lostritto, Jeffrey Ellse, Jessie Shu Thiancu, and Molly O’Neill.The Draftery are running a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a larger print run. Please consider backing their effort. "The Draftery : Figure 03 Kickstarter"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 05.16.13 studio:indigenous, LLC was officially formed 10 years ago today!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 04.03.13 Like the new studio:indigenous facebook page to keep up with the latest news and work. "studio:indigenous on facebook"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 03.26.13 Chris Cornelius received an Award of Excellence in the Observational Category from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators! His drawing of Brunelleschi’s Pazzi Chapel in Florence is one of fifty-five pieces chosen from a field of over three hundred entries from around the world. His drawing will be part of the 28th annual Architecture in Perspective exhibition and catalogue publication. "Architecture in Perspective: Selected Entries" oneida native american architect oneida nation of wisconsin

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 02.25.13 Chris Cornelius featured in the 2013 UWM Research Report. "Stories Told with Buildings"

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.13.12 Chris Cornelius wins the Richard B. Ferrier Prize for Best Physical Delineation in the 2012 KRob Architectural Delineation Competition. Cornelius also had a second drawing selected as a Finalist in the Physical Submission category. Both drawings will be part of an exhibit of all of the winners by the AIA Dallas, details TBD. see the 2012 winners

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 08.22.12 Associate Professor Chris Cornelius featured in the IAMUWM series. oneida cultural center standing stone