The Directory of African American Architects
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Mortimer Marshall Jr., FAIA
posted Jun 14, 2018 by mannda
It is with sadness that we share the following news... NOMA has lost one of its original founding members and his supportive spouse. See the message below from the Tuskegee Alumni Association:
Remembering Mortimer M. Marshall Jr., FAIA and wife, Betty Laverne Marshall
June 14, 2018
With deepest sympathy, we regret to inform our alumni family of the passing of Mortimer Mercer Marshall, Jr. on June 13, 2018. The memorial service will take place in conjunction with the late Betty Laverne Marshall, his beloved wife, who passed away on April 26, 2018. Friday, June 15th, 2018, services will take place at 2 p.m., at The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA 22182.
Mortimer M. Marshall Jr., FAIA, was honored with the Whitney Young Award for his continued dedication to architecture as a vehicle for leadership and service.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
There are currently 2240
licensed African American architects
in our database
The last 10 architects added to the database:
|Sep 21, 2018
||Jakiel Y. Sanders
|Sep 20, 2018
|Sep 14, 2018
||Melvin BB Grant
|Sep 5, 2018
|Sep 4, 2018
||Zachary P. Verhulst
|Aug 30, 2018
||Lenworth W. Wynter
|Aug 30, 2018
||Deanna Lynn Van Buren
|Aug 24, 2018
|Aug 18, 2018
||Samuel Lee Harris
|Aug 18, 2018
||Vincent J. Spencer
The last 5 faculty added to the database:
|Sep 17, 2018
||Derek Ham, PhD
|Jul 15, 2018
|May 21, 2018
||Christopher Jamal Howard
|Mar 7, 2018
||Jerry U. Guerrier
|Oct 29, 2017
Jul 16, 2018
An interesting statistic: Since 1/1/18 we have added 37 newly licensed this year plus 28 who were licensed before 2018. This means there are more people out there who we've not listed yet as we don't know about them. Check the Directory if you know of someone not listed.You are our best source. Thank you, Brad and Dennis
Mar 11, 2018
With heavy hearts, AIA New York learned that Percy Griffin, AIA, passed away in August (2017). He was 84. Mr. Griffin was the owner of his own firm and was also a professor at NYIT. Prior to starting his own practice, he also worked in the office of Philip Johnson. Jack Travis wrote of him, ".... he was a giant of a man who seemed to be so approachable. Percy Griffin greatly supported and mentored young architects. He taught devoted students at NYIT until the very end".
Feb 24, 2018
Prof. Brad Grant and I would like to congratulate the 2018 FAIA inductees; Dina A. Griffin (Chicago); Melody L. Harclerode (Atlanta); Zena K. Howard (NC Research Triangle); and Ronnie W. McGhee (Washington DC).
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.”
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