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CLARENCE W. PEARSON, JR.

Clarence Pearson Architects
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Washington DC Based Designer 

Bio:  

Mr. Pearson has provided practical experience to numerous architectural students from around the nation and the world and raised their social consciences through their work in the Architectural Research Institute.

CLARENCE W. PEARSON, JR.

Bio:

Clarence W. Pearson, Jr. , FAIA has advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education and training by helping to establish the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) School of Architecture as a founding faculty member. As the previous Director of the University’s Architectural Research Institute; Mr. Pearson’s work notably advanced the profession of architecture nationwide by having architectural students under the direction of UDC’s architectural faculty provide professional architectural services to assist low-income families in acquiring affordable housing. Mr. Pearson has provided practical experience to numerous architectural students from around the nation and the world and raised their social consciences through their work in the Architectural Research Institute. Professor Pearson used his training, skills, and passion to effectuate the ultimate democratic process of citizen empowerment in the community development process. He is also prepared the next generation of architects for a lifetime of doing and learning.

 

Object:

Object Four - Public service, government, industry, or organization

Year of Elevation: 

2005

 

Featured Project Name: 

The Susan Kidd Residence

 

Featured Project Location: 

Northwest Washington D.C.

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1992

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

Acting in a "Design-Build" capacity a 1,500 SQ FT one-story and basement cottage in Northwest Washington D.C. was transformed into a 3,200 SQ FT two-story home. This project had a tight budget and very short time available for construction. The project allowed the demonstration the residential delivery system that is central to the "Design-Build" pedagogy that is utilized by the UDC Architectural Research Institute.

Photography Credit:

The American Institute of Architects Archive