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Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
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architecture, architectural design, architectural history, historic preservation, cultural heritage, sustainability, design research, museums, architectural photography, historical interpretation, women in architecture
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About Me

Dr. Danielle S. Willkens, Associate AIA, FRSA, LEED AP BD+C, is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology.

She is a practicing designer, researcher, and FAA Certified Remote Pilot who is particularly interested in bringing architectural engagement to diverse audiences through interactive projects. Her experiences in practice and research include design/build projects, public installations, and on-site investigations as well as extensive archival work in several countries. She was an inaugural Mellon History Teaching Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, exploring the project “From Plantation to Protest: Visualizing Cultural Landscapes of Conflict in the American South.” She currently has several research, documentation, and visualization projects in Selma, AL and Atlanta, GA supported by National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Grants. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Atlanta Preservation Center, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Penn Center, the Georiga State Representative for the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, and a member of the Education Committee for the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s Southeast chapter. 

Recent Publications


  • Willkens, Danielle. The Transatlantic Design Network: Jefferson, Soane, and agents of architectural exchange, 1768-1838. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, exp. 2024.
  • (forthcoming, accepted abstract) Willkens, Danielle, Junshan Liu, Botao Li. “Modeling and Monitoring the Rosenwald Ideal: Digital Documentation and Preservation at the Tankersley Rosenwald School, AL” in Decoding Cultural Heritage: a Critical Dissection and Taxonomy of Human Creativity Through Digital Tools, edited by Fernando Moral Andres. New York, NY: Springer, expected 2024.
  • *(forthcoming, accepted contribution invitation) Willkens, Danielle. “The Women of the Transatlantic Design Network” in Women as Builders, Designers, and Critics of the Built Environment, 1200-1800, edited by S.Roff. London: Routledge, expected 2024.



Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, England, Japan, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Art & Architectural History, Environment, Higher Ed, Material Culture, Museums, Urban History, Women