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).

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