Posts Tagged ‘architecture license’

Since 2007, Riding the Vortex has been presented as panel of Black women in architecture, talking about their experience in the industry and offering a place for other people to share their stories. We presented twice in the Fall of 2016. I moderated the Riding the Vortex XVI panel at Arch Exchange East in Richmond, […]


For this year’s review of the number of African-American architects, I asked Dennis Mann, one of Administrators of the Directory of African American Architects to write about the trends he is seeing. In the last two years, the Directory of African American Architects listed 119 newly licensed architects. That may not sound significant. However, this […]


For this year’s review of the number of African-American architects, I asked Dennis Mann, one of Administrators of the Directory of African American Architects to write about the trends he is seeing. In the last two years, the Directory of African American Architects listed 119 newly licensed architects. That may not sound significant. However, this […]


At the end of 2014, there were approximately 1955 architects in the Directory of African American Architects.** For the year, 23 AA architects reported as newly licensed.


At the end of 2014, there were approximately 1955 architects in the Directory of African American Architects.** For the year, 23 AA architects reported as newly licensed.


At the end of 2013, there were approximately 1910 architects in the Directory of African American Architects. For the year, 25 AA architects reported as newly licensed. While the number is low compared to previous years, it reflects the downward trend that was also present in the recessionary times in the early 2000s. Year 2009 […]


I started this venture almost three years ago, looking at the numbers of licensed African American architects. I wanted to know what the data said about the trend for people who look like me getting their architecture license in the US. I have yet to find anyone else doing this. However, if you know someone, […]


Architect Magazine has had a smattering of coverage on women in architecture over the last few months. 1) Double Whammy: Would there be more women in architecture if there were more women in development? 2) Spaces Through Gender It is great that more women are getting press. However I was really disappointed with the latest […]


10 years ago

01Oct12

Where has the time gone? Almost ten years ago, my essay “Where Are the Architects That Look Like Me?” was published. At that time there were only 143 licensed African American women architects. I didn’t think it was a ground breaking essay and I am sure many other women had said the same words. That […]


Last week in a Richmond newspaper, Style Weekly, an article was written about developers building apartments with no windows. I was shocked as I was reading that this is now becoming practice in the city. When the number of units in a building that is needed to make the pro forma pencil is more than […]