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Faculty Details

Assistant Professor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ecole d’Art Americaines
North Carolina State University


Freehand Drawing
Furniture design
Interior design
Architectural history and theory
Parisian urbanism and architectural design


Louis I. Kahn’s legacy
Washington, DC planning
Tectonics in Architecture

Subjects Taught: 

Architectural drawing and graphic representation
Architectural History I, II, III
Architectural Design Studio V, VI, VII, VIII
Kahn: Theory of Tectonics
Study Abroad Travel Program Director and Instructor

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Professor Sledge has worked in various North Carolina architecture firms for ten years and taught on the college level as a full-time professor for over ten years. He has served as an invited guest juror at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina A & T University in Greensboro, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Penn State University in College Station, Washington University in St. Louis, Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in Cambridge, Boston Architectural College, Wesley College, L’Ecole d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, Catholic University and Morgan State. Sledge has lectured in numerous locales and on various topics such as, Monumentality, Modernization of Paris, Tectonics, Louis I. Kahn’ Legacy, Architectural Representation, Design Studio Education, The Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Furniture Design, Philip Johnson’s estate, Blade Runner, My Architect, and Couture. He has taught various courses at all undergraduate and graduate levels in architecture, Paris urbanism, Postmodernism, the legacy of Louis Kahn, architectural history from Antiquities to New Modernism, and various theoretical courses. Professor Sledge is currently design-building his own home in Washington, DC.


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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