Highlights from the Fall 2016 Semester:

The Department of Architecture kicked-off the 2016-2017 academic year with a myriad of events that brought faculty, students, and alumni together. In addition to welcoming, its new chair, the Department hosted a number of activities including a lecture by Dr. Douglas Williams about David Williston, the first known black landscape architecture who was also instrumental in the early Howard campus, in July.

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In August, we welcomed Professor Brian Serrette as a James E. Silcott Endowed Chair. Mr. James E. Silcott is shown with the current Silcott chairs: Melvin Mitchell (left) and Brian Serrette (right).




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The Department also welcomed Professor Martín Paddack to the design faculty. Professor Martin Paddack (center) is shown with students in Design I following their final review.




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Ms. Shamaly Alexander (B.Arch. 2016) presented her thesis project, Anchoring: Promoting and Sustaining National Identity through the Spice Industry, as part of the American Institute of Architects-DC Chapter’s Third Annual Thesis Showcase. Shamaly is standing, third from left.





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As part of the Architecture Alumni Friday on , past graduates of the Bachelor of Architecture program received the Howard M. Mackey Medal. The medal is a symbol of the legacy of architecture education in Howard University. The faculty pose with medal recipients.





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On September 22, David Adjaye, the design architect for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, spent an afternoon at the Mackey Building to celebrate the occasion of the opening of the museum. He is shown posing with students in the Mackey Lobby.







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Professor Grant was an invited speaker at the Art of Architecture, Hand Drawing and Design Conference, held at the University of Notre Dame at the end of September. He presented a paper titled "Seeing With the Possibility of Being Changed; Architectural Drawing as Meditation". Professor David Sledge presented his work on architecture for the Diaspora at the National Organization of Minority Architect’s conference in Los Angeles in October.





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The Department hosted and participated in a review of the work of an Architecture Design Studio from Syracuse University which was translating the concepts of Hip Hop into Urban Architecture in DC. Professors William Taylor and Harry G. Robinson III were among the Howard faculty who critiqued the work on November 4. Staff from the District Office of Planning including Director Eric Shaw (seated, center) and Thor Nelson (seated, left), attended the review in the Mackey Building.




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As part of the Fall Lecture Series, Kwendeche (B.Arch 1976), shared his experiences as a preservation architect. Faculty, students and alumni heard about his amazing post-graduation endeavors around the world.


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On November 16, the Department co-sponsored with the American Institute of Architects, Committee on Architecture Education, a screening of the documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed”. This was followed by a panel discussion on education practices which included Dr. Hazel Edwards (Howard Architecture Chair). The event brought out local architects and design practitioners as well as students and alumni.

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Architecture Graduates Elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

Wed, April, 12 2017

We are pleased to announce that two graduates of the Howard University Department of Architecture, Kwendeche (B.Arch. 1976) and Kathy Dixon (B.Arch. 1991), have been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). This is an unparalleled honor and the highest individual recognition bestowed by the Institute. The selection process is rigorous. Approximately three percent of the more than 90,000 AIA members have this distinction. The recipients of the FAIA are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession either through design, architectural education or the advancement of the profession after 10 years of AIA membership. The 2017 FAIA class consists of 178 people.Read More >>

Highlights from the Fall 2016 Semester:

Tue, January, 3 2017

The Department of Architecture kicked-off the 2016-2017 academic year with a myriad of events that brought faculty, students, and alumni together. In addition to welcoming, its new chair, the Department hosted a number of activities including a lecture by Dr. Douglas Williams about David Williston, the first known black landscape architecture who was also instrumental in the early Howard campus, in July. Read More >>

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