Michael Ford, The Hip Hop Architect, To Speak at ArchEx

AIA Virginia is thrilled to announce that Michael Ford, The Hip Hop Architect, will speak at this year’s Architecture Exchange East!

Born and raised in Detroit, Ford is the designer of The Universal Hip Hop Museum. He has dedicated his professional career to stimulating cross disciplinary discourse on the sociological and cultural implications of architecture and urban planning on its inhabitants. Focusing on the intersection of the built environment and hip hop culture, through three interconnected realms; academia, media and practice, Ford’s national Hip Hop Architecture lecture tour has included keynotes at The American Institute of Architects National Convention, South by Southwest Eco Conference and academic lectures at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, and his alma matter University of Detroit Mercy, where he received his master’s degree in architecture.


What is Architecture Exchange East?

ArchEx continues to be the mid-Atlantic’s largest annual educational event and expo with more than 60 educational sessions, behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and cutting-edge vendors.

Registration Information

Important Dates + Information

Nov. 1, 2019   Online Registration Closes

Nov. 6, 2019   Onsite Registration Opens

Nov. 6-8, 2019  Architecture Exchange East

Nov. 8, 2019  Visions for Architecture