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WALTER L. WILSON

Wilson & Ford Design Studios
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Wisconsin Based Designer 

Bio: 

He led his firm on projects for First Wisconsin Community Investment Corp., New Covenant Housing Corp., The Alexander Company, and was the project architect on the design of dozens of gut-rehab single family and duplex residential units for the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM).

WALTER L. WILSON

Bio:

Mr. Wilson is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. He is also the 2020 AIA Wisconsin (AIAW) Golden Award recipient, the highest award bestowed upon one of its AIAW members. He holds a double major: Bachelors of Architectural Engineering and Architectural Design from Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater. He is past treasurer of NOMA. Past Wisconsin Chair of Architects Section of the Department of Regulation and Licensing for Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors. He is Past Chair of National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Region IV, overseeing the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, . Mr. Wilson is an adjunct professor at UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP), and taught engineering subjects at Oklahoma State University School of Architect (SOA) and ITT Bailey Institute of Technology in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Wilson served as CEO of The Wilson Firm, Ltd. Architects & Engineers. He led his firm on projects for First Wisconsin Community Investment Corp., New Covenant Housing Corp., The Alexander Company, and was the project architect on the design of dozens of gut-rehab single family and duplex residential units for the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM).

 

Object:

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

 

Year of Elevation: 

2011

Featured Project Name: 

The Universal Hip Hop Museum

Featured Project Location: 

Bronx, NY

Featured Project Completion Date: 

In-progress

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

Featured Project Description:

The Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx celebrates and preserves the history of local and global hip hop music and culture to inspire, empower, and promote understanding. Anchored in the birthplace of the culture, the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx will provide a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge, creating unparalleled educational and entertainment experiences around the hip-hop culture of the past, present, and future.

 

Photography Credit:

Walter Wilson, Ralph Applebaum Associates