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

Department of Architecture Hosts ARE 5.0 Workshop with NOMA, NCARB and DCRA

Mon, November 19, 2018

The Department of Architecture hosted a workshop on the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and the path to licensure, in collaboration with the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) on November 14, 2018. The workshop was facilitated by representatives of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Agency (DCRA) Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. Read More >>

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 >>

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