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 in July, the Department hosted a number of activities, including a lecture by Dr. Douglas Williams about David Williston, the first known African-American landscape architect, who was also an instrumental figure in the early days of Howard.

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In August, we welcomed Professor Brian Serrette as a James E. Silcott Endowed Chair. (James E. Silcott, pictured 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. (Paddack, center, pictured with students in Design I following their final review.)




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Alumna 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 pictured, second from the right.)





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As part of Architecture Alumni Friday, select alumni received the Howard M. Mackey Medal. The medal is a symbol of the legacy of architecture education at Howard University. (Medal recipients pictured with Department Chair Edwards and faculty.)





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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. (Adjaye pictured, front row, second from right, 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 a review of the work of an Architecture Design Studio from Syracuse University that translates the concepts of hip-hop culture into D.C. urban architecture. 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.




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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 learned about his amazing post-graduation endeavors around the world.


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

News

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Fri, April 27, 2018

Fourth year Architecture student Huy Bui's project receives one of twenty-seven honorable mentions out of 526 projects that were submitted to the eVolo Magazine 2018 Skyscraper Competition. Read More >>

Architecture and Computer Science Students Collab on Howard West Design

Fri, March 30, 2018

The architectural design process of Howard West is underway. Architect Danish Kurani, in partnership with Google, Inc., led the Vision Workshop in the Howard H. Mackey Building yesterday to gauge computer science students' learning space needs directly through students' thoughts and suggestions. Read More >>

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