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CARLTON SMITH

MWA Architects
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
California Based Designer 

Bio: 

In the early ’90s, while on a work trip, he realized that he wanted his work to contribute to humanity. He wanted to look back at the end of his career and know that he had used his skills to profoundly affect the community. This realization brought him to join Michael Willis and Associates, Architects. Since joining the firm, he has been responsible for some of the firm’s most innovative civic-minded work, including the extensively published County of Alameda Self-Sufficiency Center, Thomas Berkley Square, and Youth UpRising.

CARLTON SMITH

Bio:

A graduate of Tuskegee University, Carlton Smith, FAIA, NOMAC, joined MWA Architects in 1995 after spending the early part of his career in commercial architecture. In the early ’90s, while on a work trip, he realized that he wanted his work to contribute to humanity. He wanted to look back at the end of his career and know that he had used his skills to profoundly affect the community. This realization brought him to join Michael Willis and Associates, Architects. Since joining the firm, he has been responsible for some of the firm’s most innovative civic-minded work, including the extensively published County of Alameda Self-Sufficiency Center, Thomas Berkley Square, and Youth UpRising. During his career, Carlton has continued to serve the architectural community through his commitments to the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and The American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIASF). He served as President of the national organization and on the Board of Directors, respectively.

 

Object:

Object Three - Led the Institute, or a related organization

 

Year of Elevation: 

2012

Featured Project Name: 

HAYWARD WELLNESS CENTER

Featured Project Location: 

Hayward, CA

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2014

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal Architect

Featured Project Description:

To keep up with the volume of patients seen by Alameda Health System (AHS) and facilitate their Patient Centered approach to care, a new 23,000 sf medical clinic now provides medical services to Oakland. The team relocated the existing 13,000 sf clinic into a larger space allowing the clinic to better serve the community. An adaptive reuse, the new facility is located in an old retail store at the Southland Mall—a landmark with street, freeway, public transit access, and plenty of parking.

Photography Credit:

David Wakely