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Edward Buckner Norris
posted Nov 19, 2013 by mannda
NORRIS, EDWARD B.
Age 86, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, November 14, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Luz L. Valdes-Norris of Albuquerque, NM. Mr. Norris was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary. Edward served his country proudly for the United States Army during WWII. He received his Architectural Degree from Howard University in Washington, DC. Edward worked as an architect for over 20 years in Boston, MA and Buffalo, NY. Then Edward and Luz moved to New Mexico in 1978 where he began teaching at UNM at the School of Architectural and Planning. He was the Director for The Design and Planning Assistance Center for over 20 years. He was a member of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church. Edward was a 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus. Edward will always be remembered as a kind, gentle and a person with a sense of humor. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7:00 p.m., at FRENCH - Westside. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 21, 2013, 9:00 a.m., at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Church, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW, Albuquerque with Monsignor Luna as Celebrant. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Please visit our online guest book for Edward at www.FrenchFunerals.com.
The Directory of African American Architects is maintained as a public service
to promote an awareness of who African American architects are and where they are
located. The sole qualification for listing is licensure in one of the fifty US
jurisdictions and their territories.
If you are not presently listed please complete the PLEASE ADD ME
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the University of Cincinnati.
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If the person is a firm owner or partner and if the firm has a web site
then a live link is provided to that web site. All other information is
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connected to information (see Publications for examples of our
There are currently 1907
licensed African American architects
in our database
The last 10 architects added to the database:
|Nov 25, 2013
||Kim Margaret Sykes
|Nov 25, 2013
||Loren Brooke Brandford
|Nov 18, 2013
||Ronda Renee Bernstein
|Nov 13, 2013
||Jared Days Serwer
|Oct 27, 2013
||Helen Gebremedhin Negussie
|Oct 26, 2013
||Richard A. Lyew
|Oct 23, 2013
||Robert Elliot Thompson
|Oct 15, 2013
||Ryan Alexander Smith
|Oct 15, 2013
||Robin Edgar Tolud
|Oct 12, 2013
The last 5 faculty added to the database:
|Oct 9, 2013
|Oct 8, 2013
|Aug 23, 2013
|Mar 19, 2013
|Mar 19, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
See Obituary for ARTHUR G. SAUNDERS, Cleveland architect; http://www.cleveland.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2012/01/post_50.html
Oct 16, 2013
THEODORE D. GAILLARD (Age 89)
Died on November 21, 2011 at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Maryland, after a recent illness. Beloved husband for 60 years of Geraldine C. Gaillard and devoted father of Kathryn M. Smith (Douglas). He is also survived by one grandchild, Malcolm D. Smith and a host of loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet A. Gaillard. Mr. Gaillard, an architect, was a World War II veteran and long time resident of Washington, DC. He had a distinguished career working for the federal government and in private practice.
Jul 30, 2013
It is with a very heavy heart that I tell the Board, my friend and colleague Jumaane Stewart passed away this morning. I received the news from fellow board member Najeeb Hameen a close friend of Jumaane. As more details become available we will let the membership know. Jumaane was instrumental in planning the 2004 NOMA Conference in NY. He brought many of the young people in the NY area together with his passion for architecture. He was truly a young architect on the rise in NY and he will be sadly missed by the NY chapter NYCOBA-NOMA as well as others he touched when he attended many of the National Conferences.
Feb 24, 2013
Our congratulations to Charyl F. McAfee-Duncan and Terrence E. O'Neal for being named a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects.
Feb 8, 2013
In Memoriam: Barbara G. Laurie
NOMA Family, It is with a very heavy heart that we pass on information about the untimely death of Barbara G. Laurie, AIA, NOMA. As you know she was a committed and loyal member of our organization. She was an architect, educator, mentor, and most importantly, a friend. She will be missed by all of us.
Jan 21, 2007
We are proud to announce that THE DIRECTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARCHITECTS has received a 2007 AIA Award for Collaborative Achievement. The Directory of African American Architects, established in 1991 by two faculty, Professor Bradford Grant, chair of Architecture at Hampton University, and Dennis Mann, Professor of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, have garnered an Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement for its success in advancing “the visibility, representation, and contributions of African-American architects,” in the words of its founding collaborators. The directory lists more than 1,500 African-American architects who practice in the private and public sectors, teach in higher education, or work outside the profession and still maintain licensure. The listing, with its series of highlight studies, continues to expand and now includes a Web site [http://blackarch.uc.edu] and a comparable listing of landscape architects. Noting the directory’s immediate usefulness, J. Max Bond Jr., FAIA, writes in support of the nomination: “The Directory’s existence helped give a presence to African-American architects. It helped people contact each other and thus helped to reinforce the creation of a community of Architects.”
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