The Directory of African American Architects
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Architecs born outside of the US
posted Jan 12, 2018 by mannda
We are very proud that we list 332 (15.3%) African American Architects (of 2166) who were born outside of the American mainland. The majority were born in nearly every sub-Saharan African country as well as many Caribbean countries
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 2168
licensed African American architects
in our database
The last 10 architects added to the database:
|Jan 17, 2018
||Seyi S. Audu
|Jan 13, 2018
|Jan 9, 2018
|Jan 9, 2018
|Jan 8, 2018
||Talisha Lynn Sainvil
|Jan 3, 2018
|Dec 22, 2017
|Dec 11, 2017
||Whawn Marie Allen
|Dec 5, 2017
|Dec 3, 2017
||Asia Dixon Allen
The last 5 faculty added to the database:
|Oct 29, 2017
|Aug 5, 2017
||Kiwana T. McClung
|Jun 2, 2017
||Dahlia R. Nduom
|Feb 6, 2017
||Jana Cephas, PhD
|Feb 3, 2017
Jan 1, 2018
As of 12/31/17 we have added 49 new licensees in 2017, 43% were women. Will 2018 hit 50% for the first time?
Nov 9, 2017
In the last three years the website has averaged over 40% newly licensed women (of the total of licensed
African American Architects).
Sep 11, 2017
Sherman A. Lewis, known to friends as Andre, 63, of Newport News, Va., passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at his home. A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Mount Gilead Baptist church under the direction of Mercy Funeral Home. Andre was a licensed architect in the State of Texas and a 1977 graduate of Hampton Universityâ€™s architecture program. His love and memories will remain in the hearts of his wife, Patricia Lewis, (1) son; (2) daughters, other relatives and many friends.
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).
Mar 18, 2017
Our congratulations to the new 2017 FAIA (Fellows): Kathy Dixon, Karl Grice, David Hughes, Kevin Sneed, and
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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