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HORACE S. CANTRELL, JR.

H. Seay Cantrell Associates, State of Indiana
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Indiana Based Designer 

Bio: 

He was actively involved in the architectural community, professional and civic organizations.

HORACE S. CANTRELL, JR.

Bio:

Born in 1927, Horace S. Cantrell, Jr. was an Indiana native. He continued his higher education graduating from Keller Graduate School of Management, MBA Studies, and Chicago Technical College with a degree in Architectural Engineering, Purdue University - Land Surveying, Illinois Institute of Technology - City Planning and the University of Wisconsin - Roofing Technology. Horace was the Indiana State Architect, Indiana Department of Administration for nineteen years. With his staff, he was in charge of overseeing the architectural designing of all state-owned buildings and facilities. Horace formed an award winning architectural firm, H. Seay Cantrell Associates, 1958 - 1968. He was actively involved in the architectural community, professional and civic organizations. He belonged to AlA and NOMA. Among his numerous memberships, Horace was a member of the Indiana Construction Roundtable Committee, Indiana Urban Renewal Design Committee, Indiana African-American Landmarks Committee and the Committee for the State of Indiana Black Military Museum. He was the first Black president of the State of Indiana AlA Society.

 

Year of Elevation: 

1992

 

Featured Project Name: 

Adam Benjamin Jr. Metro Transit Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

Gary, IN

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1984

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal

 

Featured Project Description:

Gary Metro Center (also known as the Adam Benjamin Metro Center) is a multimodal commuter hub operated by the Gary Public Transportation Corporation. It was built in 1984 as an elevated replacement of the previously ground-level Broadway Street Station. It serves as the central bus terminal and the Downtown Gary station on the South Shore Line. It also serves as a stop for Greyhound Lines and other intercity bus systems.

 

Photography Credit:

Brandon Bartoszek