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CHARLES I. BRYANT

Bryant & Bryant, now Bryant Mitchell
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Washington DC Based Designer 

Bio: 
The architects also completed the student center, administration, engineering, fine arts, and science buildings, and the instructional resources center. The Bryants also left their mark on the city’s K-12 landscape with their design for Dunbar Senior High School and the school’s 1,800-student campus, which the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts cited for its innovative design with three “academic houses,” 100-car parking garage, Olympic-size pool, and full athletic facilities.

CHARLES I. BRYANT

Bio:

The older half of the two-brother Bryant & Bryant architecture team, Charles I. Bryant was the surviving principal in the firm the siblings established in 1969, now Bryant Mitchell, one of the oldest African American firms in the country. Bryant’s commissions topped 1,000. For more than 20 years, the Bryant organization has been the architect of record to the University of the District of Columbia and continues to provide professional services to the school. The work there includes the master plan for the 21-acre urban campus with 1.2 million square feet in 10 separate buildings. The architects also completed the student center, administration, engineering, fine arts, and science buildings, and the instructional resources center. The Bryants also left their mark on the city’s K-12 landscape with their design for Dunbar Senior High School and the school’s 1,800-student campus, which the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts cited for its innovative design with three “academic houses,” 100-car parking garage, Olympic-size pool, and full athletic facilities.

 

Year of Elevation: 

1991

Featured Project Name: 

Dunbar High School

Featured Project Location: 

Washington, D.C.

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1976

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal

Featured Project Description:

In 1972, Bryant and Bryant was commissioned to design the replacement campus of the historic Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, DC. This 340,000 SF comprehensive high school and community center was the largest prime architect/engineer design commission ever awarded to an African American-owned firm. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts cited Dunbar High School for its innovative design with three “academic houses,” 100-car parking garage, Olympic-size pool, and full athletic facilities.

Photography Credit:

Amber N. Wiley, Dunbar Alumni Federation, Joseph Romeo