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ANZILLA GILMORE

Rice University
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
SAY IT LOUD - NOMA 50th Exhibition
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor

TEXAS Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by opportunities to support students and emerging professionals. A good day for me includes serving as a mentor, offering advise to the next generation that I was not fortunate enough to have when I began my career in architecture.

ANZILLA GILMORE

Bio:

The great architect , Anzilla Gilmore is ta graduate of PVAMU and is the first African American woman to become a registered architect in the city of Houston. She has devoted herself to advocacy and mentorship for minority architects for over 20 years.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

As a child I built any kind of model I could find. During my senior year in high school, I met an architecture student working on the best model I had ever seen. See that solidified my decision to major in architecture instead of journalism.

What do you do?

I am the Assistant Director for Project Management and Engineering for the Facilities, Engineering & Planning department at Rice University. I manage renovations and new construction of facilities for the university.

What excites you in the work you do?

I believe my role as an owner's representative supports the greater good. My work supports faculty and staff in their education of the next generation.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by opportunities to support students and emerging professionals. A good day for me includes serving as a mentor, offering advise to the next generation that I was not fortunate enough to have when I began my career in architecture.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Serving on NOMA's national BOD and being a founder of Houston NOMA. Houston NOMA has served as a source of support through programs for students, emerging professionals and practicing architects in ways that did not exist before its founding.

Object:

Object Three - Led the Institute, or a related organization

 

Year of Elevation: 

2019

Featured Project Name: 

Rice University Facilities

Featured Project Location: 

Houston, TX

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

On-going

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager

 

Featured Project Description:

Baker College Commons Dining Hall Renovation (Stern & Bucek Architects), Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen Renovation (Stern & Bucek Architects), Moody Center for the Arts (Michael Maltzan Architecture), New Sid Richardson Residential College (Barkow Leibinger), Hanszen Residential College Replacement Wing (Barkow Leinbinger)

Photography Credit:

Bakker Commons- Paul Hester, OEDK- Jeff Fitlow, Moody Center- Nash Baker, Sid Rich - Anzilla Gilmore, Hanszen- Barkow Leibenger