The Directory of African American Architects

Milton S.F. Curry

posted Apr 12, 2017 by mannda

Milton S. F. Curry has been named dean of the USC School of Architecture, effective July 1. He will hold the Della and Harry MacDonald Dean’s Chair in Architecture. Curry comes to USC from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he is associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives. Chosen after an extensive national search, Curry is at the forefront of disciplinary areas on race, architecture and urbanism that engages cultural theory and humanities research. “We are honored and excited to welcome Professor Curry to the USC School of Architecture,” said Provost Michael Quick. “Architecture has a profound impact on our culture. It is a profession and an art, local and global, and extremely creative. We know that Professor Curry will lead our students, faculty, research and practice to new heights.” Curry is founder of CriticalProductive Journal, an academic journal focused on scholarship and creative work on architecture, urbanism and cultural theory; and was co-founder of Appendx Journal in the early 1990s. As an architectural designer, he has engaged in strategic projects including an invited exhibition project at the Studio Museum in Harlem, speculative large-scale urban real estate and redevelopment work in Oakland, California, and speculative work for DefJam entertainment company, among others. Curry obtained a bachelor of architecture degree from Cornell University and a master in architecture post-professional degree with distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design. His concentration was architecture theory.

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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.

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

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Database Summary

There are currently 2108 licensed African American architects in our database.
  • 389
  • 1719

The last 10 architects added to the database:

Apr 24, 2017 Margaret Anne Knight WA
Apr 22, 2017 Lenny L. Hughes (Lands. Arch) TX
Apr 19, 2017 Jordache K. Avery GA
Apr 13, 2017 Marvin Lamar Weeks FL
Apr 7, 2017 Brandon De Wayne Hendricks TX
Mar 27, 2017 Sajeen C. Bell FL
Mar 27, 2017 Garth Gary McIntosh, Jr. GA
Mar 27, 2017 David Joseph Castro, II FL
Mar 23, 2017 Jason D. Hite NC
Mar 13, 2017 Khari Henry A. Peart PA

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 10, 2016 Mira Henry CA
Nov 9, 2015 William J. Batson, Jr. TX


Mar 18, 2017 Our congratulations to the new 2017 FAIA (Fellows): Kathy Dixon, Karl Grice, David Hughes, Kevin Sneed, and Ndn Kwendeche.
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
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:
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 directorys immediate usefulness, J. Max Bond Jr., FAIA, writes in support of the nomination: The Directorys 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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