December 1, 2011

Carlton T. Smith

Carlton Smith is the Managing Principal of MWA Architects, the San Francisco-based architecture, urban design and interior architecture firm with addi¬tional offices in Oakland, Portland and Detroit. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Science and his Master of Architecture Degree from Tuskegee Institute in 1975 and 1977 respectively. A registered architect in California, Michigan, Texas, North Carolina, the District of Columbia and Florida, Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experi¬ence in architecture and firm management and is certified by NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Mr. Smith has developed a commendable portfolio of work for both public and private sector clients. An award-winning designer, his work has been extensively published, including features in Contract, Interior Design, and Facilities magazines. In addition, his design for the Alameda County Self-Sufficiency Center was featured in the book, Design Secrets: Architectural Interiors by Justin Henderson and Nora Richter Greer (Rockport Publishers, Inc., 2001). Mr. Smith's design skills have earned him the loyalty of a number of clients, such as the County of Alameda, Mayfield Gentry Realty Advisors and Eastmont Properties, for whom he has completed numerous projects. Of particular note is his work at the former Eastmont Mall in Oakland where he developed a number of projects that com¬bine to create a new Town Center that revitalized the aging shopping mall. Projects have included the Alameda County Adult and Aging Services Facility, a new Police Precinct for the City of Oakland, an affordable senior housing project and offices for the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services. Mr. Smith is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has served on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Chapter. He is also a Past President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects Council (NOMAC).

November 15, 2011

Mort Marshall

Marshall is President of The Marshall Group, a family-owned Reston, Virginia firm specializing in architecture, structural engineering, construction management and general contracting. A registered architect in a number of states, Marshall is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Following graduation and service in the United States Air Force, Marshall served in several increasingly responsible positions with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. From 1967 to 1982 he was tapped to be the director of design on the staff of the Secretary of Defense where he was responsible for the development and implementation of all design criteria, policies and construction standards used in the U.S. Department of Defense’s annual, multi-billion-dollar, worldwide design and construction program.

Following Marshall’s retirement from the Federal Government after 32 years of distinguished service, he founded The Marshall Group in 1982. The firm has a diverse portfolio of public and private sector clients for which it has designed educational, residential, religious, commercial, government and institutional facilities.

Professional Organization Offices Held
American Institute of Architects:

• Chairman of the National Public Architects Committee,

• Chair of the 1992 College of Fellows Jury, and member 1990 and 1991 College of Fellows Jury,
• Member of the AIA Federal Architecture Task Group,
Construction Specifications Institute:

• President of the DC Metropolitan Chapter,
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA):
• Member of the National Board of Directors, and
• Elected to the NOMA Council.
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS):

• Founding member of the NIBS Consultative Council,
• Member NIBS Board of Directors 1982 to 1987, and 2005 to 2010
• NIBS Board Treasurer 1986 to 1987, and 2006 to 2010
• NIBS Board Secretary 2005

• Fellow American Institute of Architects
• Fellow Construction Specifications Institute
• CSI’s Carl J. Ebert Award
• Tuskegee North-Eastern “Alumni Achievers Award” and Construction Alumni Association’s Pioneer Award
• United States Small Business Award
• Granville Academy’s Entrepreneur Award
• Recipient of NIBS’ inaugural Mortimer M. Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award established in Marshall’s name.

November 12, 2011

Richard Franklin

At age 14, Richard decided to become an architect. At the time, there was only one practicing Black architect in Missouri. Richard’s strategy to become an architect was a blind one. “I blindly went forward.”
Richard’s work has four periods. The first involved his initation into the profession, working in Chicago with firms such as SOM Chicago; CF Murphy/Mies Vander Roe’ Federal Center Architects; Stanley Tigerman; and Andrew Heard where NOMA history began.

The second was community work in St. Louis both as a planner and activist with community organizations and as a student at Washington University where he received his BA in Architecture and Masters of Architecture and Urban Design. Richard’s ten year community based practice included planning as well as the design of housing and health care facilities. Richard met J. Max Bond, Jr. during this period and became familiar with Max’s work at ARCH and his practice.
The third period began in 1985 when Richard began working at the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey. He served for seventeen years, first as a senior manager and later as the Assistant Chief Architect. He directed the building of industrial parks, the Lincoln Tunnel Toll Plaza, the AirTrain to Kennedy International and Newark International airports, the Battery Park City Ferry Terminal, the Jamaica Station Project, and landside access at Kennedy and Newark airports.
Richard is an Associate Partner at Davis Brody Bond where he worked with Max Bond (whom the New York Times called “the most influential African-American architect in New York and one of a few black architects of national prominence”) until his death in February 2009. Richard’s projects include the restoration of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, Strivers Gardens Apartments and the construction phase of the September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center site.
Richard prides himself on a history of working on socially relevant projects, always seeking to answer the questions: what is a project’s social value and what does it do to improve human relationships?
Richard’s belief is that it is an honor and privilege if his work can bring people together furthering the human spirit in this small world.

November 11, 2011

William J. Stanley, III

William J. Stanley, III, FAIA, NOMAC is founding principal of Stanley, Love Stanley, P.C. He is a member of the National Board of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as the South Atlantic Regional Director for 2007 – 2009. Mr. Stanley is the Bursar of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), the Past President of AIA Georgia and the 1995 recipient of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Citation, one of the Institute’s highest honors. In 1999, AIA Georgia bestowed upon him the Bernard Rothschild medal – the state’s highest award. AIA Atlanta awarded him the Ivan Allen Senior Trophy in 2011, given to architects who make great service contributions to the community.

Mr. Stanley graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1972 as the first black graduate of its College of Architecture. In 1975 he became the youngest African American to receive architectural registration in the South. Since 1987, the Stanley, Love-Stanley, P.C. Scholarship / Internship / Award of Excellence has been given to an undergraduate and graduate Architecture student of African descent at GA Tech.

Mr. Stanley began his private architectural practice in 1977 with his wife Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA. Over the years the firm has become one of the largest African-American practices in the country, practicing in the U.S. and abroad. Some of Mr. Stanley’s many award-winning projects: The B.E.S.T. Academy at Benjamin S. Carson All Male Middle and High School, Zion Hill Baptist Church, the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health Building at Atlanta Technical College, the Agricultural Sciences Building at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Centennial Place Elementary School, Ebenezer Baptist Church, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Art Connection Gallery and Parking Deck, and the Olympic Aquatic Center. Mr. Stanley’s work has been featured in numerous books and periodicals.

Mr. Stanley is a past National President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA); past President of 100 Black Men of Atlanta and AIA Georgia; past member of Architectural Record Magazine’s Advisory Board, Georgia Institute of Technology’s National Advisory Board and its Alumni Association Board of Trustees; member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church Trustee and Steward’s Board, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity’s Kappa BoulĂ© and the Atlanta Life Financial Group Corporate Board; Chairman of the Herndon Foundation Board; and numerous other affiliations.

November 9, 2011

Steven Lewis

Steven Lewis is an architect and a tireless advocate for social justice and diversity within the field of architecture. In January of 2008, he returned to Southern California to join Parsons as a Design Manager after serving four years with the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of the Chief Architect in Washington, DC. Steven was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the 2006-07 academic year. He was a founding partner of the Los Angeles-based firm of RAW International in 1984, and for the next twenty years, was an essential part of the firm’s growth and success. In December of 2010, he concluded a two-year term as President of the National Organization of Minority Architects, traveling around the country advocating for architects-of-color, while cultivating the next generation of diverse architects and designers. Steven recently launched a consulting practice – “Thinking Leadership – What we Do…Who we Are” – aimed at assisting clients attain superior outcomes through his engagement. More than anything, Steven is a facilitator of partnerships and alliances between groups and individuals who seek to use architecture and design to effect positive change to our world.