GRANVILLE WARNER HURLEY
African American AIA Fellow
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor
Washington DC Based Designer
The great designer became only the third African American to graduate from the School of Architecture, following Julian Abele (class of 1902) and Howard Hamilton Mackey Sr. (class of 1924).
GRANVILLE WARNER HURLEY
Granville W. Hurley earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1933, continued on for another year, and was awarded his Master of Architecture degree in 1934. The great designer became only the third African American to graduate from the School of Architecture, following Julian Abele (class of 1902) and Howard Hamilton Mackey Sr. (class of 1924). The year that Hurley graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, fellow alumnus Howard Mackey was director of the Department of Architecture as Howard University. He hired Hurley as an assistant professor to teach construction details. Hurley would remain at Howard University for a total of thirty-eight years. During Howard Mackey’s sabbatical, Hurley served as acting director of the Department of Architecture from 1954 to 1957. Hurley worked summers from 1938 to 1948 in Howard Mackey’s private practice as an architectural draftsman. During the summer months from 1949 to 1952 he taught architectural drafting at the Washington School of Drafting at their downtown D.C. north-west location. Hurley registered as an architect in the District of Columbia in 1950. In 1958 he was hired as a private consultant to the International Cooperation Administration mission in Sudan. He taught building construction at the Khartoum Technical Institute University and designed two buildings on the campus, the classroom building and the administration building.
Object Five - Alternative career, volunteer work with organizations not directly connected with the built environment, or service to society
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The year 1936 witnessed the beginning of higher education in the Sudan with the establishment of the School of Law. By 1940 the College included schools of Agriculture, Arts, Law, Science, Engineering and Veterinary Science. In January 1945, all these schools were brought under one administration in a special arrangement with the University of London. The College was upgraded in 1951 to become Khartoum University College.