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ROBERT L. BROWN, JR.

Robert L. Brown Architects
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Georgia Based Designer 

Bio: 

He is widely respected for a commitment to mentoring upcoming generations of architects, with many of them now in important leadership roles in the profession in Georgia.

ROBERT L. BROWN, JR.

Bio:

Robert L. Brown, Jr. FAIA has compiled an exemplary record of public service during his career, impacting how the entire profession of architecture is practiced in Georgia. Mr. Brown earned his architecture degree from Tuskegee University and established his firm R L Brown & Associates in 1984. His role as a true Citizen Architect includes leadership positions with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Citizens Trust Bank and Agnes Scott College. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Curators of the Georgia Historical Society. But perhaps his most significant contribution has been in setting the direction of the Georgia Department of Transportation, serving as its Chair in 2016-17 and on the Board for more than a decade. Highlights of his design portfolio include iconic work on the campuses of Morehouse College and Tuskegee University as well as Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Mr. Brown was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 1999. He is also widely respected for a commitment to mentoring upcoming generations of architects, with many of them now in important leadership roles in the profession in Georgia.

Object:

Object Five - Alternative career, volunteer work with organizations not directly connected with the built environment, or service to society

 

Year of Elevation: 

1999

Featured Project Name: 

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Featured Project Location: 

Birmingham, AL

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1992

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal

Featured Project Description:

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, part of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a cultural and educational research center that promotes a comprehensive understanding for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham.

 

Photography Credit:

Georgia Department of Transportation, BCRI, This Is Alabama