The Directory of African American Architects

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posted Dec 9, 2014 by mannda

June Grant, an architect in Oakland, CA is collecting images for High School Career Day in Oakland. The link below explains everything. PLEASE SEND HER IMAGES OF YOUR WORK + any identifying info.

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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 1947 licensed African American architects in our database.
  • 321
  • 1626

The last 10 architects added to the database:

Jan 20, 2015 Anthony Lemar Harris NY
Jan 15, 2015 Kristian B. Bryant NY
Jan 15, 2015 Susan C. Blomquist MA
Dec 30, 2014 Susan Arlene Herman NY
Dec 6, 2014 Shani Monifa Chambers GA
Nov 13, 2014 Jon K. Wharton NY
Nov 7, 2014 Jennifer Ashley McKenzie IL
Oct 18, 2014 Krishna Charles Mciver CA
Oct 18, 2014 Stephen Michael Wilder NY
Oct 9, 2014 Craig W. Aquart FL

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


Jan 3, 2015 Henderson Walker, longtime DC architect passed in December and his memorial service is Tuesday, December 6th.
Apr 9, 2014 Sharon Sutton, FAIA with receive the Seattle AIA Medal of honor and Rico Quirindongo with receive the Seattle AIA Young Architects Award. Read about it:
Feb 28, 2014 We are delighted to congratulate the new 2014 AIA Awardees. First, elevated to FAIA are Gabrielle A. Bullock (CA), Anthony C. Floyd (AZ), Vergel Lee Gay (TX), Robert Arthur King (NY), and Thierry Paret (NV). This year's Whitney M. Young, Jr. recipient is Ivenue Love-Stanley (GA). One of the Young Architect's Awardees is Karen E. Williams (FL). We are honored to have included them all in the Directory.
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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