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LOUIS E. FRY, JR.

Welch and Fry
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Washington DC Based Designer 

Bio: 

With his interest in black colleges and universities, he was following in the tradition of his father, who helped design Howard University's Founders Library and Douglas Hall and who was chairman of the architecture departments at Tuskegee and Lincoln University of Missouri.

LOUIS E. FRY, JR.

Bio:

Louis Fry Jr. was born in Prairie View, Tex., and grew up in the District. He attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City and received two undergraduate degrees, one from Howard in 1947 and the other from Harvard University in 1953. He also studied architecture in Delft, the Netherlands, on a Fulbright fellowship. In 1962, he received a master's of architecture degree in urban design at Harvard, where he studied under Walter Gropius, a famed German architect and architectural theorist. Mr. Fry also was a visiting professor at Harvard. He served on architectural review panels for Washington and Baltimore and was a member of the Joint Committee on Landmarks of the National Capital. Mr. Fry's notable designs include Reed and Fort Lincoln elementary schools in the District and Baltimore's North Avenue subway station. In addition to a hotel and convention center at Tuskegee University, he designed buildings for Morgan State University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Coppin State University. With his interest in black colleges and universities, he was following in the tradition of his father, who helped design Howard University's Founders Library and Douglas Hall and who was chairman of the architecture departments at Tuskegee and Lincoln University of Missouri.

Year of Elevation: 

1973

Featured Project Name: 

Marie Reed Elementary School

Featured Project Location: 

Washington, D.C.

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1977

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal

Featured Project Description:

Marie Reed Elementary School, formerly known as Morgan Community School, sits in a newly renovated multi-purpose building that serves the surrounding neighborhood with a public health clinic, a community center, adult education, and a childcare center. The design featured open floor plans, a swimming pool, an auditorium, a gymnasium, arts and crafts rooms, and underground parking.

Photography Credit:

Marie Reed Elementary School