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Michael Jenson PhD

  • College of Architecture and Planning
  • Research Administration

Michael K. Jenson is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities at the University of Colorado Denver. He has a diverse background in the humanities with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas, Arlington, a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh.

Alongside his role in the Office of Research Services, Michael is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Operations in the College of Architecture and Planning. His teaching and research explores innovative interdisciplinary dialogues that are transforming design practice, the relationship between architecture and philosophy, and the creation of distinct cultural identity in the wake of globalization. He has published in journals such as Open House InternationalDrain MagazineThe Journal of ArchitectureThe Journal of Utopian Studies, and MONU (Magazine on Urbanism) as well as contributed to the books Design Studio Pedagogy: Horizons for the Future and Global Media, Culture, and Identity.

His most recent publication (June 2014) is a book with Routledge entitled: Mapping the Global Architect of Alterity: Practice, Representation and Education.



  • Professional Practice
  • Advanced Design Studio

Education, Licensure & Certifications


  • PhD, University of Edinburgh
  • MArch, Columbia University
  • BS, University of Texas

College of Architecture and Planning

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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