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STANFORD R. BRITT

Sulton Campbell Britt & Associates
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Washington DC Based Designer 

Bio: 

Mr. Britt’s strongest fields of design and planning expertise include housing medical facilities, educational laboratories, recreational facilities, museums, urban design, and community planning.

STANFORD R. BRITT

Bio:

Britt joined the firm of Sulton Campbell, Architects in 1975 as manager of the firm’s Baltimore branch offices, after representing Moshe Safdie in the design and planning of Coldspring Newtown and the Park Heights Urban Renewal Master Plan. He was made a partner at SCB in 1978 and in 1985 he assumed his role as president and treasurer. Mr. Britt’s strongest fields of design and planning expertise include housing medical facilities, educational laboratories, recreational facilities, museums, urban design, and community planning. In 2009 He led SCB in a Joint Venture with Moshe Safdie & Associates, his former employer, as one of six national finalists in the Smithsonian Institution’s International design competition for the National Museum of African American History & Culture. As he steps away from full-time practice to join the faculty at Hampton University School of Architecture, he is leading SCB’s efforts to complete the design of the African American Civil War Museum, in Washington DC. and the Dox Thrash House Restoration, in Philadelphia, his hometown. Mr. Britt was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellow in 1992 and a 2005 recipient of the AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. award and the 2003 Upjohn Award. From 1983 through 1984 he also served as President of the National Organization of Minority Architects. In 1999 he was honored by Lambda Alpha International for his contributions to Urban Economic Development in the Baltimore / Washington corridor.

 

Object:

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

 

Year of Elevation: 

1992

Featured Project Name: 

African American Cival War Museum

Featured Project Location: 

Washington, DC

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2022

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect

Featured Project Description:

It is the mission of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum to correct a great wrong in history that largely ignored the enormous contributions of the 209,145 members of the United States Colored Troops in ending slavery and keeping America united under one flag. Moving the African American Civil War Memorial Museum to the historic Grimke Schooll will allow for the vast expansion of the museum exhibits with a multitude of new artifacts and a state of the art media theater.

 

Photography Credit:

Stanford Britt, Patrick Madden, African American Cival War Museum