Architecture

The process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures.

Perspectives

Hilyard Robinson: A Visionary Architect of Social Change

By R. Kofi Bempong

Hilyard Robinson, a pioneering African American architect, reshaped public housing in the United States with his innovative, community-focused designs. His notable projects, including the Langston Terrace Dwellings and Aberdeen Gardens, exemplify his commitment to social reform and architectural excellence. Robinson's enduring legacy continues to influence and inspire future generations in the field of architecture.

Perspectives

The Rosa Parks of Architecture: Norma Merrick Sklarek

By R. Kofi Bempong

Explore the inspiring journey of Norma Merrick Sklarek, the 'Rosa Parks of architecture,' in this compelling narrative. From her early days in Harlem to becoming the first African American woman licensed as an architect in New York, Sklarek's story is one of resilience and brilliance.

Perspectives

Architect to The Stars: Paul R. Williams

By R. Kofi Bempong

Discover Paul R. Williams, a trailblazing African American architect who reshaped American design. From the LAX Theme Building to celebrity homes, Williams' over 3,000 works blend modernism with Hollywood Regency.

Nexus Podcast

Ama Gisèle and RESOLVE Collective

Season 3, Episode 3: Ama Gisèle and Resolve Collective’s Akil and Seth Scafe-Smith offer a candid exploration that challenges traditional boundaries in art, architecture, and filmmaking, all while pondering the future of design and its impact on inclusive spaces.

Feature

John Louis Wilson Jr.

There are many aspects of 20th-century American urban development and architectural practice embedded in the history of John Louis Wilson, Jr. The first Black graduate of Columbia’s school of architecture in 1928, Wilson is best known for working on the...

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Sean Canty

Season 2, Episode 10: Sean Canty expresses the value of looking outside the profession, especially other visual cultures, to create new meanings for our work as architects.

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Lesley Lokko

Season 2, Episode 9: Lesley Lokko delves into the relationship between fiction writing and Architecture and breaks down the role of the school in preparing future architects.

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Dana McKinney

Season 2, Episode 8: We learn from Dana McKinney how her commitment to activism has been integral to her architectural practice and education.

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The Nexus X Black in Design

Season 2, Episode 7: The Nexus goes live with Black in Design 2021: Black Matter! We reflect on two panels held on October 9th with attendees of the Black in Design conference.

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Sekou Cooke

Season 2, Episode 6: Sekou Cooke interrogates the notion of Hip-Hop Architecture through a close reading of his latest book, and shares the origins of the Black in Design Conference.