The Cranbrook Academy of Art, the fabled academic institution in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is welcoming new interim and visiting architects-in-residence. Christopher Scoates, the director, has named New York-based architect Ceren Bingol as interim architect-in-residence and head of the architecture department. Dan Kinkead, AIA, principal for urban design at Washington, D.C., firm SmithGroupJJR, will act as visiting architect-in-residence.
Bingol’s tenure begins on Jan. 6, 2017, and will run through the 2017-2018 academic year. She will collaborate with Kinkead during the spring semester, advising students on project-based work in Detroit—an area in which Kinkead has longstanding involvement. Bingol succeeds Bill Massie, who is leaving the academy at the end of the 2016 fall semester. Cranbrook’s search for a permanent architect-in-residence is ongoing.
Bingol’s most recent position prior to Cranbrook was as a senior architect at OMA New York, where she has spearheaded cultural, residential, commercial, and master planning projects since 2011. Notable sites include the Marina Abramovic Institute in Hudson, N.Y.; the extension for the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y.; and the new Quebec National Museum of Art in Quebec City, Canada. Bingol worked at Grimshaw Architects from 2005 to 2011. She is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, and holds both a B.Arch. and M. Arch. from Yale.
Kinkead will remain active at SmithGroupJJR, where he collaboratively leads the firm’s national design practice. He was the founding director and director of projects for Detroit Future City, an urban think-tank dedicated to stabilizing and rejuvenating the Motor City in multiple areas, such as the economy, land use, and civic engagement. Other past roles include serving as a design principal at Hamilton Anderson Associates in Detroit, and as an urban designer at SOM in New York. Kinkead holds an M.Arch. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and a B. Arch. from the University of Kentucky College of Architecture.