Michael Ford

The Hip Hop Architect
Urban Arts Collective

Michael Ford, also known as The Hip Hop Architect, has delivered keynote speeches at The 2017 AIA National Conference on Architecture and 2016 SXSW Eco Conference focused on the intersection of hip hop culture and the built environment. Ford’s national Hip Hop Architecture Lecture Tour has included stops at University of Illinois Urbana -Champaign, University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Mellon to name a few. Ford has worked as a designer at Hamilton Anderson Associates in Detroit, as an adjunct professor at his alma matter and as a designer at Flad Architects in Madison, Wisconsin. Currently, Michael Ford is the co-founder of The Urban Arts Collective, through which he runs his national Hip Hop Architecture Camp. An initiative aimed at introducing underrepresented youth to architecture and urban planning.

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