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Tuskegee alumnus Iram Lewis, former 2 time Olympian from the Bahamas Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay (1996 Atlanta Games and 2000 Athens Games) is the new president of the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletics Association GBAAA. He is the prior 1st Vice President of the BAAA.
Tarlee Brown was one of the founding officers of the Tuskegee Architecture and Construction Alumni Association. It was later under the leadership of Tarlee Brown that TACAA gained its 501(c)(3) a nonprofit organizational status.
Mr. Benjamin Jefferson Cummings, Jr., transitioned in life on October 18, 2011. Class of 1960, Ben Cummings was a past president of TACAA.
George Hunter, Jr. AIA
January 2, 1928- November 12, 2014
Mr. George Hunter, Jr. Tuskegee class of '50, founder of the architecture firm George Hunter Jr & Associates located in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Hunter transitioned on November 12, 2014 at the age of 86. Mr. Hunter was one of the earliest licensed African American architect in the state of Alabama. Mr. Hunter groomed many Tuskegee alumni in architecture and construction and others who are now in professional practice across the country.
Tuskegee architecture and CSM student, Cheryl Dixon, meets with David Sharpe and family in the summer of 2014. Cheryl interned in Chicago.
Black Enterprise March 25, 2014
Herman J. Russell purchased his first property in 1946—a vacant lot where he later built a duplex. Over the years, he would acquire and develop numerous real estate projects in the Jim Crow South. He would also build a construction powerhouse that would consistently rank among the largest black-owned companies and reshape the Atlanta skyline.
Chicago architects have long excelled at both high-rise and long-span structures--think of the John Hancock Center and McCormick Place. Tuskegee alumnus and Illinois Institute of Technology's retired associate professor of architecture David C. Sharpe advanced the development of these building types.
If you ask most architects to name the 20th century titans in their field, people like Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Frank Gehry will no doubt be on the list. The only people of color likely to be mentioned are I.M. Pei, Minoru Yamasaki and maybe Tadao Ando. It is doubtful that you’ll hear the names of any women.
New York University and is a Green Homes Coordinator.
After graduating from Tuskegee University he later became a professor of architecture at Tuskegee. Daniels earned a Master of Science in Sustainability Management, Sustainability from Columbia University in the City of New York.
The Community as Classroom:
Kwesi Daniels at TEDxColumbiaSIPA
Michelle Lewis won "The New Business of the Year" at suburban Detroit's 2011 Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards
Painting with a Twist Brings Art, Wine and Relaxation to Downtown Farmington
Painting With a Twist Celebrates One Year in Downtown Farmington
Michelle Lewis owns 3 locations. There are 2 in suburban Detroit and a new location in downtown Detroit.
Mark Marshall earned his B.Arch and M.Arch degrees from Tuskegee.
A teacher holds great potential — to inspire a student not only to achieve academically, but more importantly to dream of the many possibilities available to them in life. Mark Marshall is one of those teachers.
Teaching architectural drafting and design at The Promise Academy at West Philadelphia High School (WPHS), Marshall is inspiring a new generation of students interested in the fields of architecture and construction.An alumni of West Philadelphia, Marshall attended Tuskegee University in Alabama. He practiced architecture for 10 years before going into construction. Marshall has been at WPHS for three years.
On Friday November 8, 2013, architecture students from three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the United States gathered at Morgan State University for the W.V.S. Tubman University E-brary and Learning Center Design Challenge.This included senior students from the schools of architecture at: Tuskegee University, Howard University and Morgan State University.Tuskegee University's Department of Architecture welcomed the concept and the university became the first of the three to provide Tubman University with a fully executed MOU. Tuskegee was represented by Tuskegee's Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science with Mrs. Daya Taylor, AIA, NOMA (Interim Architecture Dept. Head) and Tuskegee alumnus Mr. Roderick Fluker, RA, NCARB, LEED AP Assistant Professor. Tuskegee's historical ties to Liberia date back to the 1920s.
Designs new Negro Southern League Museum slated next to Birmingham's Regions Field
The $2 million Negro Southern League Museum next to Regions Field baseball park won design approval from the Birmingham Design Review Committee.
Edward Orlando Watts, Sr., PE
November 24, 1942- October 31, 2013
Video of Michael Russell, CEO, H.J. Russell & Company speaking about his father
On August 28, 2013 NOMAtlanta honored Tuskegee alumnus Herman J. Russell along with 3 others as part of the celebration in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom". The program featured tributes to 4 featured trailblazers. These individuals were instrumental in shaping not only Atlanta and national cityscapes but inspired a generation of professionals after them. The tributes were personal retrospectives delivered by their children. To learn more see link:
Eric Martin is a licensed architect and a principal at Ross Barney Architects, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois. His firm is the recipient of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's 2014 Design Award Winner: Best Custom Solution for their project at The Ohio State University.
Edward Orlando Watts, Sr., P.E. received his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tuskegee University and his MBA from Baldwin Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio. He was licensed as a professional engineer in seven states and was also certified as a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) by the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP).
He began his own business, now called Watts Architecture and Engineering. The business won many awards, chief of which was the U. S. Small Business Administration Graduate Firm of the year Award in 2010, which was presented at the White House. The company started with one employee - Mr. Watts - now employs over 100 people with offices in Buffalo and Syracuse.
Hear David C. Sharpe speak about the design and construction of Mies van der Rohe's
S. R. Crown Hall, home of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago
Fast Forward to 32mins 55secs into the video below
Ollis King Townes, Jr., RA
July 24, 1945- July 24, 2008
Cordell Webster Ingram, RA was the owner of CWI, Inc. and part of lead programming team for the entire 1996 Olympic Games. Cordell W. Ingram Inc. joint ventured with Sizemore Floyd Architects to plan the entire $500 million physical structure of the 1996 Olympics.
Lead programming team for 1996 Olympic Games
2 time Olympian
Lewis competed on the 4×100-meter relay team at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships in 1993, World Championships in 1995. Lewis also competed in the Games of the XXVI Olympiad of Atlanta in 1996 for the Bahamas in the Men’s 4 × 100 meters relay. He also competed in the Games of the XXVII Olympiad of Sydney in 2000 for the Bahamas in the Men’s 4 × 100 meters relay all representing the Bahamas. Iram D. Lewis, a licensed architect in the Bahamas was the Project Manager for the new National Stadium in Nassau. He is Vice-President of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Association (BAAA) and Vice President of the Bahamas Olympic Committee.
Iram Lewis new BAAA 1st VP Interview
David Sharpe Receives 2009 AIA Chicago's Distinguished Service Award