Associate Professor, design
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,
Master of Architecture, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1994
Bachelor of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1983
Bachelor of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1983
Professional Architectural Registration, Oregon License # 3446 December 1993
National Architectural Certification, NCARB Certificate # 39798 June 1990
Professional Architectural Registration, Maine License # AN1732 September 1989
Associate Professor, School of Architecture, UIUC, 2010-present Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, UIUC, Fall 2002-2010
Visiting Instructor, School of Architecture, UIUC; Spring 2002
Adjunct Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; 1997-98, Spring 2001
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Oregon; 1994-96
Adjunct Instructor, University of Oregon; Winter, Spring 1993
Architectural Lecturer, Fiji Institute of Technology, Suva, Fiji; 1985-87
Consultant, Self-employed, Shorewood, WI; 1999-2002
Project Architect, Center for Housing Innovation, Eugene, OR; 1995-96
Architectural Design Review Consultant, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Salem, OR; 1993-95
Project Architect, REA Design Associates, Auburn, ME; 1988-90
Architectural Designer, Merrymeeting Architects, Brunswick, ME; 1987-88
Architectural Designer, Petersen Ryan Mallin Architects, P.C., Albany, NY; 1984
Architectural Designer, Henry Dennis, Architect, Albany, NY; 1983-84
Dearborn, L., "Immigrant Homeowners: Residential Choices of Low-/Moderate-Income Hmong in Milwaukee 's Central City," Submitted to Journal of Architectural and Planning Research as part of a special issue on immigrants and their residential environments (under editorial review).
Dearborn , L., Book Review, "The Dignity of Resistance: Women Resident Activism in Chicago Public Housing," by Roberta M. Feldman and Susan Stall. Journal of Planning Literature, Vol. 19(4): 457-58. (May2005).
Dearborn, L., Book Review, "Securing the Spectacular City : the politics of revitalization and Homelessness in downtown Seattle ," by Timothy A. Gibson. H-Net Reviews (Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine) http://www.h-net.org/reviews . (April, 2005)
Dearborn , L. & K. Rodenkirch, "Service-Research Relationships in the Study of Unethical Lending and Construction Practices," HUD-Community Outreach Partnerships Conference, Chicago , Illinois (April, 2005).
Dearborn, L., "Fighting the Inertia of the Status Quo," presented at the Site::Offsite, Architecture and the Factory-Built House , conference at the University of Texas at Austin , School of Architecture , November 2004.
Dearborn, L., "Community Planning in Native American Communities," presented at the Maine Indian Housing Summit for leaders of Eastern Woodland Tribes, Bar Harbor , Maine , August 2004.
Dearborn , L., "Building and Sustaining Partnerships between University and Community," invited to present at the Univer-cities and the Knowledge Economy conference sponsored by the British Urban Regeneration Association, London , UK , June 2004.
Dearborn, L., "Envisioning the Future in the South End Neighborhood: Work from an Interdisciplinary Studio," presented at the s pecial focus session on AIA Education Honor Awards , 92 nd ACSA Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, March 2004.
Dearborn, L., "Integrating Social Justice Issues in Architectural Design Studio," jointly presented with the nine other awardees at the special focus session on Architecture for Social Justice Awards, Partnerships in Teaching , 92 nd ACSA Annual Meeting, Miami , FL , March 2004.
Dearborn, L., "Socially Sustainable Development Practices," presented at the Symposium on Sustainable Building Practices . Jointly sponsored by the City of Urbana and the Illinois Permaculture Society, Urbana , Illinois . October 2003
Dearborn, L., "Predatory Lending in Minority Communities," presented a training seminar for HUD's Office of Native American Programs staff, Chicago , Illinois . October 2003
Dearborn, L., "Predatory Lending in St. Clair County," presented at the Symposium on Lending in Minority Communities . Jointly sponsored by Federal Reserve of St. Louis, Missouri and Land of Lincoln Legal Foundation , Fairview Heights , Illinois . September 2003.
Dearborn, L., " Building and Sustaining Development Partnerships in East St. Louis : The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's East St. Louis Action Research Project, " presented at the International Economic Development Council's Annual Congress , Montreal , PQ , Canada . June 2003.
Dearborn-Karan, L., "From Our House to Their House: Suggestions for Considering the Cultural Impact of Immigration on Residential Design and Development in the United States ," presented at EDRA 32, Edinburgh , Scotland ; July 2001
Dearborn-Karan, L., with L. Dally Geboy, "Training for and Use of Architectural Research in the Profession: findings from a pilot study sponsored by IAR," presented at EDRA 32, Edinburgh , Scotland ; July 2001
Dearborn-Karan, L., "Location and Characteristics of Hmong and Laotian Homeowners in Milwaukee," presented at ACSP 42nd Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA; November 2000
Dearborn-Karan, L., "Predicting Immigrant Residential Choice," presented at EDRA 31, San Francisco, CA; May 2000
Dearborn-Karan, L., Book Review, "Encyclopedia of Housing," by Willem van Vliet, JAPR , Vol.19(3): 265-7. (2002).
"Training For and Use of Architectural Research in the Profession," jointly authored with Gowri Betrabet, Lyn Geboy and Sherry Ahrentzen, sponsored by ARCC, AIA, and ACSA; November 2000
" Walker 's Point and Near South Side, Housing and Neighborhood Assessment," Milwaukee , WI : CAUPR publications - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee/Fannie Mae , Study/Design team: Sherry Ahrentzen, Lynne Dearborn-Karan, Grace La, and Jose Negron; 2000
"Housing Needs in Milwaukee : a summary of a survey of Milwaukee non-profit organizations assessing housing needs, development efforts and collaborative possibilities," CAUPR publications - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; October 1998
Mortgage Lending and Housing Quality Outcomes for Native American Homeowners in the Midwest ; ongoing.
Housing Quality Outcomes for African American Victim of Predatory Lending in St. Clair County; ongoing.
Long-term Impacts of Service Learning on Professional Choices of ESLARP Alumni; ongoing.
Immigrant Culture and Housing Provision, Examining the Nexus: A case study of the ACTS Landmark Housing Program and its Hmong Participants; May 2004
Spatial/Demographic Analysis; Predatory Lending in St. Clair County , IL ; July 2003
ESLARP - East St. Louis Action Research Project
Predatory Lending study - Housing Assessment for Code Compliance with Land of Lincoln Legal Foundation. Providing documentation of housing conditions and cost estimates for class-action lawsuit.
Technical assistance to Opal's House Domestic Violence Shelter, East St. Louis, Illinois
Technical assistance Golden Gardens Youth Center, Centerville, Illinois
Family Life Center and Elderly Housing for Ascension Development Corporation, East St. Louis, Illinois
Neighborhood Plan for the South End with South End New Development Organization (SENDO)
Technical Assistance for the Mary Brown Center Renovation, SENDO
Technical Assistance to Peoria Housing Authority - Investigating the potential for sustainable re-development of Taft Homes in Peoria, Illinois as mixed-use, mixed-income development, spring 05
City of Urbana - development proposal for mixed-income housing on Kerr Avenue in Urbana, Illinois, spring 05
Environmental Design Research Association; 2000-present
Professional and University Service
Member, East St. Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP) Executive Committee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2002-present.
Member, School of Architecture , Design Committee: 2004-present.
Member, School of Architecture , Architectural Council: 2005
Member, School of Architecture , Faculty Search Committee: 2004-2005
Member, School of Architecture , Curriculum Committee: 2003-2004
Awards and Honors
Excellence in Teaching Award, UIUC School of Architecture, Architecture Student Advisory Council, Champaign , Illinois , May 2005.
Gargoyle Honor Society, UIUC School of Architecture, Champaign , Illinois , May 2005.
AIA Education Honors Award, American Institute of Architects, Washington D.C. March 2004
Architecture for Social Justice Award, Partnerships in Teaching, Adaptive Environments, Boston , January 2004
First Place - Student paper award, Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA); July 2001
Dissertation data collection, Immigrant Culture and Housing Provision, Examining the Nexus; HUD; 2000-01
Ph.D. Prize for Dissertation Proposal, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; June 2000
Graduate Research Award, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; June 1999
Graduate Research Award, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; June 1998
First Place - Research Paper Competition, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Women's Studies; January 1997