Texas Tech University

Anthony J. Cricchio, R.A.

Chair of Instruction
Associate Professor

M. Arch, University of Texas at Arlington
B.S. Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington

Professor Anthony Cricchio joined the faculty at the Huckabee College of Architecture at Texas Tech University in the summer of 2023. He previously taught at The University of Oklahoma as an Associate Professor since the fall of 2008. Professor Cricchio holds a BS in Architecture (1993) and a March (1995) from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has practiced in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with Corgan Associates as well as teaching at the University of Texas at Arlington. He also held an assistant professorship position at Oklahoma State University.

Professor Cricchio is a registered architect and is NCARB certified. He believes that teaching architecture is an extension of his own inquisitive nature and is evident in his pedagogical approach to the design studio. In addition, he believes in a hybrid way of teaching. A combination of practical applications and conceptual problem solving, Professor Cricchio uses design competitions to explore this approach and to develop a student's critical thinking process through design.

Professor Cricchio has been recognized with several significant prizes including the Beck Professional Award for the 2005 Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, finalist in the 2003 Braun Prize Competition, Honorable Mention in the 2001 UIA Water and Architecture Competition, and the 2012 ASAI Award of Excellence. During his short teaching career, he has mentored many students who have placed in student design competitions.

Professor Cricchio teaches in the design studio and is involved with the integration of digital and hybrid graphics within the design process. He also incorporates his passion for design and construction of collage art into his scholarly activities both inside and outside his studio.

Some of his architectural investigations include areas of graphic thinking, graphic problem solving, synesthesia, and hybrid methodologies.



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