Eric J. Jenkins

Senior Lecturer

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


Among other courses, he 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 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).


Eric is the recipient of several teaching and design awards. In 1996, the University of Maryland honored him with a Certificate of Teaching Excellence. In 2006, CUA honored him with the James E. Dornan Memorial Undergraduate Educator of the Year award. This award recognizes a faculty member’s outstanding classroom teaching ability, academic advising and publications. Also, in 2006, Eric was nominated for the Provost’s Excellence in Teaching award. In 2014 he was honored with the Provost's Award for Excellence in Creative Expression.


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: