The Directory of African American Architects

Recent Passings

posted Feb 10, 2017 by mannda

We regret to inform you that our research has uncovered the passing of the following architects: Mr. Preston Chandler Moore NJ; Mr. Ambrose Jackson, Jr. NE; Mr. James G. Randle MO; Mr. Curvin H. Hollimon, PA

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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.

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Name, City, State, Home State of License

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Database Summary

There are currently 2097 licensed African American architects in our database.
  • 385
  • 1712

The last 10 architects added to the database:

Feb 16, 2017 Dominic A. Willard, Jr. LA
Feb 6, 2017 Dwayne Latrell Dancy NY
Jan 26, 2017 Jerry Wilhite, Jr. LA
Jan 19, 2017 Anthony Gardner NJ
Jan 9, 2017 Krista Alis Whiters WA
Jan 2, 2017 Kojo Asiedu CT
Dec 31, 2016 Mercedes Ashley Ward (Landsc. Arch) NY
Dec 24, 2016 Kisha Lynn Patterson NY
Dec 23, 2016 Johnathan Styles GA
Dec 12, 2016 Verna James

The last 5 faculty added to the database:

Feb 6, 2017 Jana Cephas, PhD MI
Feb 3, 2017 David Sledge DC
Feb 3, 2017 Howard Mack DC
Feb 26, 2016 Roderick Fluker AL
Feb 10, 2016 Mira Henry CA


Jan 30, 2017 We are sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. William Todd Wallace. He was a long time architect in Chicago and a graduate of the University of Illinois in 1961. Our sympathies to his family, colleagues, and friends.
Jan 7, 2017 The count for newly licensed architects in 2017 has begun. The goal is 70. Let's do it!
Dec 1, 2016 47% of the 51 licensed in 2016 are Women
Oct 18, 2016 40% of those added in 2015 are WOMEN! 41 new registrations added so far in 2016. 44% are women.
Jul 31, 2016 65 newly licensed in 2015; 29 newly licensed so far in 2016
Apr 29, 2016 Regina L. Winters Toussaint, 47, transitioned with peace and grace on April 3, 2016. She was born on February 24, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, daughter of Rosa Winters. Regina excelled academically and was a graduate of the George School an elite Quaker prep school in Pennsylvania, Harvard University and Yale University. Regina was an architect who owned and operated Zared Enterprises, LLC. Her professionalism and creativity has made an indelible imprint on her projects especially the - Kenneth Eldridgedesign of the Q House of which she lived to see that vision fully funded. Her legacy will continue to inspire many. Regina's memory will be treasured by her husband Rev. Donald R. A. Toussaint, Sr., her mother; Rosa Winters, one sister; Renee Rowley, her niece; Jessica Rowley, adored great nephew; Joshua Rowley, one step son; Donald Abram, Jr., two step daughters; Johari Rae Toussaint and Dashae Tuggle, her godfather; Big Daddy, Eight devoted girlfriends and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM followed by a service of celebration at 11:00 AM at Union Baptist Church, 805 Newfield Ave. Stamford, CT. with Rev. Dr. Robert W. Perry officiating Interment will take place in Columbia, Ms. Services entrusted to Downer Funeral Home. - See more at:
Feb 12, 2016 Our congratulations to William J. Bates, Pittsburgh; Barbara Bouza, Los Angeles; Dan Kirby, Orlando; R. Steven Lewis, Los Angeles; and Frederick Perpall, Dallas for their elevation to FAIA.
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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