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PAUL S. DEVROUAX, JR.

Devrouax+Purnell Architects and Planners, PC
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Washington DC Based Designer 

Bio: 
With African American architect Marshall E. Purnell, he founded Devrouax+Purnell Architects and Planners, PC, in 1978 and  was elected president of the National Organization of Minority Architects in 1980, and the Washington Project for the Arts in 1988.

PAUL S. DEVROUAX, JR.

Bio:

Paul S. Devrouax, Jr. founded the architectural design firm of Devrouax+Purnell, and helped design the Verizon Center, Nationals Park, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and the D.C. headquarters of Freddie Mac and Pepco. He co-designed the African-American Civil War Memorial, and provided design adjustments to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Born in October 1942, Devrouax was raised in New Orleans and Los Angeles, California. He graduated in 1966 with a degree in architecture from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With African American architect Marshall E. Purnell, he founded Devrouax+Purnell Architects and Planners, PC, in 1978. He was elected president of the National Organization of Minority Architects in 1980, and the Washington Project for the Arts in 1988.

 

Year of Elevation: 

1993

 

Featured Project Name: 

Potomac Electric Power Company Headquarters

 

Featured Project Location: 

Washington, D.C.

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1999

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal

 

Featured Project Description:

PEPCO’s 10 story headquarters responds to the site and surroundings. The glass curtain wall, with horizontal sun shading devices, curves back from the street and stops short of the corner and the ground level parking plaza. The east side is dominated with a precast facade with punched openings. Spectacular views of the monuments and the Capitol can be seen from the rooftop deck and gardens.

 

Photography Credit:

Devrouax+Purnell Architects and Planners, PC