Christopher Domin

Associate Professor of Architecture


  • Architecture
  • Master of Architecture
  • School of Architecture
Christopher Domin


Areas of Expertise

  • (Meta)Physics of light
  • Critical practices in architecture
  • Environmentally adaptive systems
  • Regional architectural technology


Christopher Domin is an architect and educator at the University of Arizona's College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. He specializes in teaching advanced design studios, material technology courses and history/theory seminars that focus on mid-20th century architecture and contemporary practice. In recognition of outstanding teaching and service, the college presented him with Dobras Awards for Excellence in 2003 and 2004.

Domin is a co-author of Powerhouse: The Life and Work of Judith Chafee, Victor Lundy: Artist Architect and Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses, all published by Princeton Architectural Press. He is also the co-curator of traveling exhibitions dedicated to Chafee and Rudolph’s innovative practice. His research is supported by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the J. B. Jackson Endowment and the Paul Rudolph Foundation.

Domin continues to lecture internationally on the topic of regional modernism and technological innovation. He is currently focused on critical practice issues within the American Desert Southwest and the Subtropics. 

Before joining the CAPLA faculty, Christopher practiced in Georgia and New Mexico, where his collaborative work on regionally inflected public buildings received considerable recognition. He is the recipient of numerous design awards and his interest in situated practice continues to inspire built work. Domin received a Master of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology/Ecole d'Architecture de Paris: La Villette. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Arizona, he taught design studios and theory/history seminars at the University of New Mexico.


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News, Research and Projects

Judith Chafee, circa 1970.

Class of 1977 Architecture Alum Establishes Scholarship in Honor of Renowned Architect Judith Chafee

A Class of 1977 Bachelor of Architecture alumnus has established the Judith Chafee Scholarship to honor the legacy of the architect and School of Architecture professor, who in her classroom and studio created "new expressions in the built environment that caused in the viewer reflection and gave a new sense of existential ‘delight’."