African American AIA Fellow
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer
Throughout his career he has managed more than $ 6 billion in design and construction. A cofounder of the Texas chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, Porter has built a legacy of reaching out to emerging minority architects into the profession.
Clyde Porter, FAIA, IIDA, NCARB, NOMA is the former Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management and Planning/District Architect for the Dallas County Community College District. During his thirty-year tenure, he master planned and completed over $1 billion of district-wide new construction renovation and expansion projects. Presently, he is directing the DCCCD sustainability, maintenance, and ADA long-range master plans $100 million program. Under Clyde’s administration, two college campuses (Richland College and Brookhaven College) have received the AIA Dallas 25 Year Award. He has a B.S. in Industrial Arts Education and a Master of Architecture degree from Prairie View A&M University. Throughout his career he has managed more than $ 6 billion in design and construction. A cofounder of the Texas chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, Porter has built a legacy of reaching out to emerging minority architects into the profession. At the DCCCD, he established an internship program and regularly recruited from his alma mater, Prairie View A&M University. As chair of AIA Dallas’ Minority Resources Committee, Porter began a summer internship program for a diverse pool of architects. He also has made regular outreach efforts to introduce architecture to elementary students.
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit Transportation Project
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The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Transportation Project dealt with the design and construction of ten transit center designs that set the regional architectural vernacular for the DART rail and bus transit center program.