Awards & Recognition

Prof. Walton Announced as one of the Winners in the OpenIDEO AARP Challenge
Prof. Kenneth Walton was recently announced as one of the winners in the OpenIDEO AARP Challenge. The AARP Start Up Incubator (AARPubator) challenge is intended to bring together seniors and young people and pairs skills, funding and ideas acquired by AARP members with the technical, social media and coding skills of younger people.

Students - Winners in Inter-School Design Competition
InterSchool Design Competition - Prof. Kenneth Walton was one of the authors of the AIA and local Schools of Architecture fall design competition that honors our late Professor Barbara G. Laurie, AIA, NOMA. The competition takes place this September during AIA/DC Architecture Week.

Prof. Grant Appointed to Age Friendly Task Force
Prof. B. Grant, was appointed to and met with the Washington DC, Age Friendly Task Force (May 20, 2014) to help develop recommendations for housing, urban planning and design to create accessible environments that are appropriate and helpful for the aging population of Washington DC.

School of Architecture and Design Hosted Tubman University Liberia Design Awards and Reception
Tubman University Liberia Ceremony - The School and Department hosted and participated in the awards program for the Architecture Design Challenge for the Harriet VS Tubman University E-Brary. Dr. Elizabeth Davis Russell, President of Tubman University was present to receive a special appreciation and award at the ceremony.

Prof. Taylor’s Drawings Featured in New Book by David Sheer
Prof. William Wesley Taylor’s drawings are featured in a new book released this summer by David Scheer. The book titled, The Death of Drawing, Architecture in the Age of Representation. discusses the continued importance of freehand drawing in architecture features Prof Taylor’s sketches for his design process studies for the Contraband Memorial Competition [Arlington, Va.] was selected for the book cover.

Prof. Walton Honored as a Member of the Winning Team for President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) project - Prof. Kenneth Walton was honored as a member of the winning team for President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) project aimed at creating opportunity for young men of color. Prof Walton will make his presentation to Deputy Education Secretary Shelton on the 12th of September 2014.

Prof. Dzidzienyo Received Silver Medal for Service from Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Alpha Beta Chapter
The School of Architecture and Design chapter of the Tau Sigma Delta Architecture and Allied Arts Honor Society was awarded the Silver Medal for Service this summer. Prof. Victor Dzidzienyo serves as the chapter’s advisor.

Prof. McGhee and his Firm Awarded Several Design and Planning Awards
Awarded to Prof. Ronnie McGhee in 2014:

  • AIA Maryland State Chapter Award for the Branch Avenue Transit Corridor Revitalization Plan.

Awarded to Prof. Ronnie McGhee in 2013:

  • DC National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Architect of the Year.
  • Howard University NOMAS Annual Award
  • DC AIA Chapter Award of Excellence in Architecture: The Freelon Group Architects/R. McGhee & Associates: The Tenley Neighborhood Library
  • DC AIA Chapter Award of Merit in Architecture: The Freelon Group Architects/R. McGhee & Associates: The Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Prof. Sledge Selected as Assistant Managing Editor for SIATS
Prof. David Sledge, was selected as an Assistant Managing Editor for the scientific, peer-reviewed journal, SIATS, The Scientific Institute for Advanced Training and Studies.

Prof. Robinson Appointed as Member of International Design Competition Jury
Prof. Harry Robinson served as competition juror for the 11th Street Bridge Park Design, a nationwide design competition commissioned by the District of Columbia Government and THEARC.

Prof. Robinson Serves as Designer and Master Planner for U.S. Battlefield Commission
Prof. Harry Robinson serves as the Designer for sites of memory markers for U.S. Armed Forces in Iceland and Australia during WWII and Master Planner for Suresnes American Cemetery, Paris, France and was selected for the Urban Design framework for siting visitors center, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

Prof. Grant Receives University Grant
Prof. Bradford Grant received HU Teach II project grant from CETLA to develop the first year Environment and Architecture course with an on-line or distant learning component.


AIA President Carl Elefante Talks about Architecture’s Relevance Revolution with Our Students

Wed, October 17, 2018

Carl Elefante, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects delivered a powerful talk on “Architecture’s Relevance Revolution” on Monday, October 15 in our Innovation Space. Elefante is Principal and Director of Sustainability for Quinn Evans Architects, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as design principal for a broad spectrum of projects including architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization. Read More >>

Bringing the Local Perspective of Black Architects and Planners to Coincide with NMAAHC Symposium

Thu, October 4, 2018

The Department of Architecture was generously invited by Dr. Michelle Wilkinson of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collaborate in bringing the local perspective of Black architects and planners to coincide with the museum’s symposium: Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now.Read More >>