Gray Garmon

University of Texas at Austin

Gray Garmon is a Clinical Professor of Design and Innovation at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He has a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science of Architectural Studies from the University of Texas in Austin. Gray served in Peace Corps Ghana from 2007-2009 where he worked on various projects, including teaching, HIV/AIDS, empowering women, and building concrete latrines. After Peace Corps, he started a social venture called the Global Latrine Project to develop pre-fabricated composting latrines for the developing world. He is a recipient of the American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal, and a University of Pennsylvania Social Impact Fellow. He has facilitated workshops in Human-Centered Design for the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Startups, non-profits and large corporations like Southwest Airlines, Fossil, and JCPenney.

Gray is a practicing designer in Dallas, TX, leads a public design initiative called Design Future Dallas, and is a founding member of the Offset Collective.

Faculty for Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy, 2018 – present