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 listed and would like to see a link to your firm's web site please
contact Dennis Alan Mann at email@example.com
No information in our database is made public except what appears on the web site.
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
Mar 14, 2019
We recently received information that Vianne Theresa McKinney passed in Feb. 2014. We are always saddened to hear when someone who was still so young dies. Vianne was a graduate of Tulane University and worked in San Antonio, TX.
Mar 12, 2019
According to NCARB "Women represent 20 percent of certificate holdersâ€”a credential for licensed architects which is a 1 percent increase from last year." We just reached 20 % licensed Arfrican American women listed in the Directory!
Mar 4, 2019
We have removed all of the websites which were no longer active. If you have a new website please let me know @ firstname.lastname@example.org You must be an owner, partner or associate to have your site listed.
Feb 9, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to James Garrett, Jr. and Oswald Ortega for receiving the AIA's Young Architects Award.
Jan 10, 2019
If you are licensed and not listed kindly apply by using the PLEASE ADD ME link at the top of the Home Page. There is no fee for being listed.
Dec 19, 2018
SmithGroup values diversity and inclusion; therefore in 2018 we introduced the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program. Our hope is to provide underrepresented students the opportunity to attain their goals, while advancing the professions of architecture, landscape architecture and engineering. While our communities often represent a broad ethnic and racial diversity, for far too many years, people of color have been underrepresented in the design fields. We believe that diverse perspectives enrich the design process, which will allow us to create inspiring places that support and reflect all of our communities.
This scholarship includes the opportunity for a paid internship in one of our 13 offices. Students will work side-by-side with practicing landscape architects, architects, engineers, planners and more. Assignments will vary and include project research, site visits, computer production, design reviews, and assisting on marketing efforts. Commitment to this summer internship is required to receive the scholarship.
Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, engineering program including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil, structural and fire protection. Candidates must be from an underrepresented population, and undergraduates must have at least junior standing.
Award: $6,000 (five scholarships awarded annually)
Deadline: Applications will be accepted through January 18, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
To submit your application visit us at: https://www.smithgroup.com/smithgroup-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-scholarship-program
Oct 26, 2018
Architect SAMUEL TURNER, III passed this last week. He graduated from West Memphis Senior High School in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1978 and the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1984 with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. He passed the state of Tennessee architect exam in 1998.
He worked for 36 years as a licensed architect in the Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama and Louisiana areas. His designs included but were not limited to churches, commercial buildings, residential structures and remodels. Our condolences to his family.
Oct 25, 2018
FELTON LAMAR LAMB JR., "Squirmy" departed this life on Aug. 8, 2018. He was born in Little Rock, Ark., on November 6, 1953. The only beloved son of Bliskie Vine Lamb and Felton Lamb Sr., both of whom predeceased him. Felton was an architect for the Lamb Brother's Construction Corp., where everyone knew him by his nickname, "Squirmy". He worked well with people and they could appreciate his talent and work ethic. He always seemed to have a smile for everyone. Our condolances to his family.
Oct 24, 2018
The most African American Architects licensed was in 1992! 81
Oct 4, 2018
We were sorry to learn of the passing of Sterlin C. Daniel, an architect in Philadelphia who retired to Virginia. Our condolences to his family.
May 10, 2017
The first licensed women architects were Louise Harris Brown(IL), Beverly L. Green (IL), NormanSklarek (NY),
Henrietta V. Harney (IL), Roberta Washington (NY), Sharon E. Sutton (NY), Marilynn Stanley (NY), Donna DeJongh (Vir. Isl.) and Marcia Roberts (OH).
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.”