Male, born 1945-01-25

Associated with the firms network

Kelbaugh and Lee, Architects; Kelbaugh Calhorpe Associates, Architecture and Planning

Professional History


Founder/Director, VISTA Black Cultural Center, Trenton, NJ, 06/1968-08/1970. Kelbaugh participated in a Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program in Trenton for two years.

Senior Planner, Principal Planner, Architect, Department of Planning and Development, City of Trenton, NJ, 11/1972-03/1978.

Partner, Kelbaugh + Lee, Architects, Princeton, NJ, 04/1978-08/1985.

Partner, Kelbaugh, Calthorpe and Associates, Seattle, WA, 11/1989-06/1998.

Principal, Douglas Kelbaugh, Architect, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999-2018.

Executive Director of Design + Planning, Limitless LLC, Dubai, UAE, 11/2008–08/2010.


Special Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), School of Architecture, 09/1978-1985.

Visiting Professor, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, Fall, 1981.

Design Instructor, University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Department of Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, Fall 1982-1984.

Professor, Architecture and Urban Design/Chairman, Department of Architecture, University of Washington, College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Seattle, WA, 08/1985-07/1993.

Dean/Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, 07/1998- 09/2008.

Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, 09/2010-2020.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle Chapter, Seattle, WA.

Member, AIA, Georgia Chapter, Design Jury, Honor Awards Program, 1988.

1st Vice President, AIA, Seattle Chapter, 1987.

Member, AIA, Seattle Chapter, Honor Awards Committee, 1987-1989.

Member, AIA, SW Washington Chapter, Design Jury, Honor Awards Program, 1987.

Member, AIA, Idaho Chapter, Design Jury, Honor Awards Program, 1987

Member, Seattle Center 25th Anniversary Architect's Committee, Seattle, WA, 1987.

Member, Wood Council of America, Design Jury, National Non-Residential Awards Program, 1987.

Member, Virginia Society of Architects, Design Jury, Energy Design Awards, 1987.

Member, Northwest Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy, Fellowship Jury, 1987 and 1994.

Member, Port of Seattle, Central Waterfront Resource Group, 1987.

Member, Children in Architecture Project, Design Panel, 1986-1987.

Member, Northwest Industrial Design Competition, Design Jury, 1986.

Member, AIA. Spokane Chapter, Biennial Design Awards, Design Jury, 1986.

Member, City of Princeton, Construction Board of Appeals, Princeton, NJ, 1982-1985.

Member, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), National Design and Energy Competition, Design Jury, 1982.

Instructor, AIA Energy in Architecture Workshops, 1981-1982.

Member, North East Solar Energy Center, Resource Committee, 1980-1982.

Member, National Passive Solar Design Competition, Design Jury, 1980.

Professional Awards

Member, Tau Sigma Delta, 1986.

Recipient, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, Emil Lorch Collegiate Professorship, 2017-2020.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA).

Recipient, AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, 2016. The jury included: Michael Hoffman, AIA, Chair, Norwich University, Montpelier, VT, Danielle Mitchell, AIAS President, Washington, DC, Katherine L. Schwennsen, FAIA, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and Stephen Vogel, FAIA, University of Detroit Mercy, Bingham Farms, MI.


High School/College

Graduate, Memorial High School, Houston, Texas, 1963.

B.Arch., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1963-1968.

Coursework, National Art School, Sydney, Australia, Fall, 1965, (attended while on leave from Princeton).

M.Arch., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. While earning his Masters degree, Kelbaugh served as Editor of a student publication, Fulcrum 2.

High School/College Awards

Summa cum laude, Memorial High School, Houston, Texas, 1963.

Magna cum laude, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1968.



Born in Brooklyn, NY, Douglas Kelbaugh attended high school in Houston, TX. He moved to Princeton, NJ, to attend both undergraduate and graduate school, and traveled abroad extensively during his years in college. He resided in New Jersey after college while working as a VISTA employee and, subsequently, as a city employee in Trenton, NJ.

He and his first wife built a residence in Princeton between 1973 and 1975.


Kelbaugh has been married twice.

He wed Kathleen Nolan.

Associated Locations

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