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About Michael Alcorn

Michael Alcorn, AIA, was an integral member of the School of Architecture. An associate professor at the time of his passing in 2010, Michael is remembered for his collegial enthusiasm and selfless commitment to the advancement of the School of Architecture and its students. Michael was an exceptional educator who taught at all levels of the program.

Over the course of his career, Michael made significant contributions to the school and university. He served in a range of capacities including assistant dean, foundation curriculum coordinator, graduate program coordinator, and chair or member of numerous university committees.

Michael also joined TSK Architects where he served as vice president of operations and worked to bridge the academic and practical side of architecture for student interns. In fact, Michael was a student intern and acquired professional experience at Condict and Fosse in Evansville, IL. At TSK, Michael was casually known as "The Glue" that held the firm together. He monitored projects from inception to completion assuring they were run efficiently during all phases. Michael was a consummate professional in every way.

The Gray Mansion and the Blood House in Grayville, IL piqued Michael's interest for architecture. Michael received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed his master of science in architecture from the University of Illinois, and also earned a master of fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Michael authored "Between You and A Hideous Monstrosity," a traveling photographic exhibit of houses produced by Geo. F. Barber & Co. between 1888 and 1912.

Michael’s charisma and clever wit remain priceless. The School of Architecture, as it exists today, is a tribute to his vision and dedication.


Deborah Seda
Assistant Director of Development and Scholarship Coordinator

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