The Directory of African American Architects

New Competition

posted Mar 27, 2015 by mannda

The Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation (PCCF) announces an open, two-stage, national design competition to select an artistically exceptional design concept for a permanent commemorative work in Washington, D.C. The commemorative work will honor the American ideals expressed and embodied in Peace Corps service. The competition provides designers from all across the United States an opportunity to create a compelling, truly unique commemorative work of public art that is bold and inspirational.

Information on the competition can be found at: Stage I of the design competition began Monday March 9, 2015, with the launch of the design competition website, The deadline for Stage I registration and design concept submissions is Friday, June 12, 2015.

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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 form and submit.

The Directory is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Practice at the University of Cincinnati.

If you are listed and would like to see a link to your firm's web site please contact Dennis Alan Mann at

Privacy Policy

No information in our database is made public except what appears on the web site.

Name, City, State, Home State of License

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 stored in our database and used only for research purposes with no names connected to information (see Publications for examples of our research).

Database Summary

There are currently 1980 licensed African American architects in our database.
  • 334
  • 1646

The last 10 architects added to the database:

May 25, 2015 Ifiok Immanuel GA
May 16, 2015 Marcus A. Cross MD
May 15, 2015 Chelsea Danielle Lindsey VA
May 9, 2015 Brent Anthony Alfred TX
Apr 30, 2015 Danei D. Cesario NY
Apr 25, 2015 Ibrahim Greenidge NY
Apr 24, 2015 Onyel Gibson Bhola DC
Apr 21, 2015 Corey Clayborne VA
Apr 21, 2015 Dothea A. Martin IL
Apr 20, 2015 Suleman M. Gajere MA

The last 5 faculty added to the database:

Aug 25, 2014 Clifton Fordham PA
Aug 22, 2014 Erica Cochran PA
Apr 5, 2014 MaLik Benjamin FL
Oct 9, 2013 Emile Dixon AL
Oct 8, 2013 Stephen Slaughter OH


May 10, 2015 We are sorry to hear about the passing of architect Johnnie Booth (Johnnie Ledell Booth November 12, 1957 - April 16, 2015. Details of Mr. Booth's life can be found at
Apr 4, 2015 We congratulate Ray Huff of Huff/Gooden in Charleston, SC for being elected as an FAIA.
Mar 14, 2015 Mr. Terry Frank Crockett, an architect who practiced in Philadelphia, PA has passed away at age 70 in Florida.
Jan 3, 2015 Henderson Walker, longtime DC architect passed in December and his memorial service is Tuesday, December 6th.
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 [] 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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