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Nancy Chikaraishi

Nancy Chikaraishi, AIA is a licensed architect and practiced for 15 years in Milwaukee and Chicago architectural firms before joining Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture in 2001. She is a principal of Art & Architecture, LLC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Awarded First Alternate in the Paris Prize design competition, she spent one year of travel and research in Japan.

Nancy teaches courses in Foundations of Design, third year Design Studio, fifth year Thesis Studio, Architectural Representation, Drawing and study abroad courses in Travel Journal and Culture and Place. She had led summer study abroad trips to Paris and Berlin, Florence and Venice and Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. Nancy’s drawing research has explored urban space and imaginary landscapes.

A solo exhibition of charcoal drawings, paintings and sculpture explored her parents’ experiences in the Japanese-American Internment camps in Rohwer, Arkansas.

Drury University faculty member since 2001
Professor since 2015
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