|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
The collection consists of faculty papers (syllabus, lecture notes, some full typed out lectures, student papers, copies of readings, some correspondence, circa 1970s to 1990s), professional papers (collected reports, project correspondence and memos, project reports, project summaries and overview, photographs and slides), and a small portion of personal papers.
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is currently unprocessed. For any for further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Kate Dunham in 2022 (acq. 2022.004)
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Daniel C. Dunham (1929-2000) was an architect, city planner, and educator who specialized in designs for the tropics. Dunham lived and worked in Bangladesh in the 1960s, where worked as an architect for the US-based firm of Louis Berger and Consulting Engineers in their Dhaka office. He later joined the faculty at the East Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
From 1972 until 1985, Dunham taught architecture and city planning at Columbia University's School of Architecture. From 1985 until his death in 2000, Dunham was professor of architecture at the City University of New York and associate director of the City College Architectural Center.
Throughout his career, Dunham worked as a consultant for many prominent aid agencies including the United Nations, the World Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development. His design work includes the Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh; clinics, family planning complexes and government housing in India; the Renewable Energy Research Center in Djibouti; Nouakchott International School in Mauritania; and a community center in Qoryoley, Somalia.