Dawn Finley
Director of Graduate Studies


Dawn Finley is a Professor of Architecture and a founding principal of Interloop—Architecture, a Houston-based design office that focuses on innovative building technologies, inventive forms, and precise material finishes. Finley's architectural work ranges from the design of custom furniture and fixtures, to private residences, to research complexes and cultural institutions—and clients include the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Menil Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Washington, DC, and the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam.  
Interloop—Architecture's buildings and design work have been recognized through awards and exhibitions, attracted international attention, and have been published widely in leading industry publications including Dwell, Architectural Record, Architecture, I.D Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Finley's academic research includes twentieth-century techniques of architectural representation in relation to graphic design as well as future forms of civic space in the United States. She published on a book featuring the research, writing, and design work of Interloop—Architecture in 2022.

Faculty Work


  • M.Arch. Rice University
  • B.S. Arch. University of Michigan

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