Eric Jenkins

Eric J. Jenkins

Senior Lecturer


Eric is a licensed architect, artist, and was a tenured professor at The Catholic University of America's School of Architecture and Planning from 1999-2019.

Among other courses, he has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios, thesis design, architectural and urban theory, freehand sketching, and research methodologies. Additionally, he directed foreign and domestic programs including semester-long programs in Rome and Barcelona and short-term programs in Japan, Turkey, The Czech Republic, Hungary, The Netherlands, Morocco, Germany and the United Kingdom.

He conducts sketching and design thinking workshops at architectural firms throughout North America and has lectured at many universities including Clemson University, Georgia Tech, Ryerson University and the University of Minnesota.

He is the author of the two books: To Scale: One Hundred Urban Plans (Routledge, 2008) and Drawn to Design: Analyzing Architecture through Freehand Drawing (Birkhauser, 2013); the latter entered its second, updated edition in 2022.

Eric is the recipient of several teaching, research and design awards including the University of Maryland Certificate of Teaching Excellence award, The Catholic University's James E. Dornan Memorial Undergraduate Educator of the Year award and the Provost's Award for Excellence in Creative Expression. His work with Studio 27 Architecture on Nusonian Homes prefabricated house prototype was honored by The Virginia Society of the AIA with a Certificate of Merit for “Excellence in Architecture'' award.

His artwork has been exhibited throughout the U.S. including the Strathmore Mansion, Waverly Street Gallery, The Circle Gallery and The Capitol Hill Art League.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. He earned a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

More information and a full curriculum vitae can be found at his website:


Master in Design Studies
Harvard University
Master of Architecture
University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
University of Maryland