JOSEPH W. ROBINSON
J.W Robinson & Associated
African American AIA Fellow
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor
Georgia Based Designer
The great architect established one of the first of three African American owned architectural practices in Georgia, and in1995 became the first African American in Georgia to be elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects.
JOSEPH W. ROBINSON
Joseph Robinson was born in Hartsville, South Carolina. He attended public schools in Georgetown, SC , graduated from Howard High School and later earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. The great architect established one of the first of three African-American owned architectural practices in Georgia, and in1995 became the first African-American in Georgia to be elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Robinson used architecture to reshape changing communities with compassion during a time of segregation, designing over 200 private homes with exceptional recreational facilities so that people unable to use public spaces could socialize, entertain and host political gatherings in the privacy of their own homes. As a mentor to scores of African-American architects through his practice, Mr. Robinson understood the need to enhance the profession for future generations and was a charter member of the National Organization of Minority Architects. As a Vice President and Director of the Southern Region he was active in two of NOMA’s task forces: Government and Education. Mr. Robinson’s concern for educating others to the contributions of African-Americans in the building of this country led him to become a major player in bringing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District into reality.
Object Five - Alternative career, volunteer work with organizations not directly connected with the built environment, or service to societyObject:
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Greenforest Christian Early Learning Center
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The Greenforest Christian Early Learning Center has 31 classrooms including 6 infant rooms which serve 450 children ages six weeks through four years old. It also features a multipurpose facility with a built-in stage, also used for formal banquets. This award-winning facility is composed of brick masonry veneer and synthetic stucco on structural steel/metal stud framing. All entrances are accented with colorful glazed blocks and metal standing seam canopies reflecting the primary colors.