African American AIA Fellow
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor
South Carolina Based Designer
Prior to his founding Huff+Gooden Architects with partner Mario Gooden, he conducted design studios for 25 years in South Carolina and was the founding director of the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston.
Ray Huff has successfully combined teaching and practice to engage questions of architecture and design. This symbiotic relationship has been critical to his work and study for over twenty years. Prior to his founding Huff+Gooden Architects with partner Mario Gooden, he conducted design studios for 25 years in South Carolina and was the founding director of the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston. He continues to hold the position of assistant professor of architecture at the center. His professional experience included a mentorship with noted Florida architect Donald Singer. In 1974, he founded the design practice Synergy Architects in Clemson, S.C., where he won numerous design awards and taught design studio at Clemson University before relocating to Charleston. In addition to teaching at the center, Huff held the distinguished Bishop Chair at Yale University’s Graduate School of Architecture and he has lectured at numerous educational institutions. He has also been a keynote speaker at AIA conventions in Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nashville, Tenn. He was also the keynote speaker for the design symposium at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany.
Object Two - Practice Management, or Practice Technical Advancement
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Featured Project Name:
un l Spoken Spaces: Inside and Outside the Boundaries of Class Race and Space Gibbes Museum of Art
Featured Project Location:
Charleston, South Carolina
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Featured Project Description:
This architectural installation on the 100th anniversary of the museum to focus on the spring exhibition theme of art and architecture. It was proposed that exhibit space, the Main Gallery, would be approached as a multi-dimensional landscape in which selected works from the collection are re-contextualized and the boundaries of the space transmogrified and the cultural conditions of the issues of race and class.