Gretchen Wilkins


Gretchen Wilkins is Interim Dean and Head of the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Wilkins came to Cranbrook from RMIT University’s Vietnam campus, where she served as Associate Professor and Head of Design. She previously directed RMIT’s Master of Urban Design program based in Melbourne, Barcelona and Ho Chi Minh City. She received her PhD from RMIT University Melbourne and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, Wilkins received the George G. Booth Travelling Fellowship (established by Cranbrook’s founder) and later went on to become an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the school. Her architectural practice is interested spatial patterns of density, mobility and production in cities.