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Anthony J. Cricchio

Anthony Cricchio


University of Texas at Arlington
MA, Architecture

University of Texas at Arlington
BS, Architecture


Professor Anthony Cricchio joined the faculty at the College of Architecture at The University of Oklahoma as an assistant professor in the fall 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.

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. Professor Cricchio uses design competitions as a way 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.

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

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Professional Credentials

NCARB, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. (May 2001-Present).

Architect, Oklahoma Board of Licensed Architects. (September 2014-July 2019).

Team Member, National Architecture Accrediting Board. (January 1, 2012-Present).


Editor’s Choice Award, PIN Architecture. (May 15, 2016).

2015 NCARB Prize. (2014).

KoRuRaP Playhouse. (2014).

Selected Publications

Cricchio, A. (In press). “Studio Dilemma in Study Abroad Programs.” Washington, DC, ACSA. (Accepted)

Cricchio, A. J., Butko, D. (2014). “Building the Pedagogy of “Play” crafting a playhouse as an inhabitable deliverable.” Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. 68, No. 1.

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Cricchio, A., (PI), “Architectural competitions as marketing, research and employee development.” Sponsored by College of Architecture’s Program for Research Enhancement, The University of Oklahoma, $1,490. (June 1, 2018 – November 15, 2018).