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Johnson & Lee Architects
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Illinois Exhibitor
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor

Illinois Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

All Architects of Color


The great designer
, Philip Johnson Member College of Fellows American Institute of Architects, former Board member AIA Chicago, Art Institute Of Chicago LAC Board member, Former Advisory Board member Columbia College school of Fine Arts, Former Board Member Of Archi Works alternative architectural school, Life time Member Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Founding Member Psi Gamma Chapter BArch Kent State University, attended Art Institute of Chicago Awards: AIA distinguished Design Award, CNDA First Place Design Awards.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?
Grand father was a Contractor, Father a Structural Engineer, Mother an Artist an Educator. All aspects gave me an interest in Built environment.

What do you do?
Co Owner of an Architectural Firm, which works mainly in under served communities, Chicago & surrounding towns.

What excites you in the work you do?
Seeing the collaborative process between Client, Neighborhood, & local government come together for high quality designs.

Who or what inspires you professionally?
All Architects of Color

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?
Achieving Design awards with Economical Budgets


Object One - Design, urban design, or preservation


Year of Elevation: 


Featured Project Name: 
Near North Kostner Health Center

Featured Project Location: 
Chicago, IL 
Featured Project Completion Date: 

Role in Featured Project: 
Principal Designer
Featured Project Description:
Project is a 30,00 sf FQHC, Federally Qualified Health Center, LEED Gold. Building Designed to create environment for healing & wellness. The basic Health & social services to all patience regardless of their ability to pay. Program calls for clinics providing basic Diagnostic health needs, Adult medicine, Pediatrics, OBGY, & social services , as in nutritional educational seminars, & Childhood obesity classes. The design is based on an interior Court yard distributes natural light to public spaces.

Photography Credit:
Ballogg photography

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