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 Boulé and the Atlanta Life Financial Group Corporate Board; Chairman of the Herndon Foundation Board; and numerous other affiliations.