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WENDELL J. CAMPBELL

Campbell Tiu Campbell
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Illinois Based Designer 

Bio: 

Over the course of his venerable career, Campbell oversaw hundreds of projects including: The McCormick Place Expansion, DuSable Museum of African American History, the New Bronzeville Military Academy, Metcalf Federal Building, Trinity United Church, restoration of the Michigan Avenue Draw Bridge and residential plans for U.S. embassies in Saudi Arabia and Gabon, and redevelopment plans for such cities as New Orleans, Las Vegas, Detroit, Chicago, Gary and Milwaukee

WENDELL J. CAMPBELL

Bio:

Wendell Jerome Campbell graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1957 with a B.A. in Architecture and City Planning. Campbell was instrumental in diversifying the canvas of professionals practicing architecture in the United States. Mr. Campbell began his architectural career in 1956 working as both an architect and urban planner before launching his own firm, Wendell Campbell Associates, in 1966. Wendell Campbell Associates , which was later named Campbell and Macsai (1971-1975) and re-named Campbell Tiu Campbell (in recognition of partners Domingo Tiu and Campbell’s daughter Susan’s contributions to the firm) was an incubator of architectural talent, producing 40 years of award winning residential and commercial design. Over the course of his venerable career, Campbell oversaw hundreds of projects including: The McCormick Place Expansion, DuSable Museum of African American History, the New Bronzeville Military Academy, Metcalf Federal Building, Trinity United Church, restoration of the Michigan Avenue Draw Bridge and residential plans for U.S. embassies in Saudi Arabia and Gabon, and redevelopment plans for such cities as New Orleans, Las Vegas, Detroit, Chicago, Gary and Milwaukee. In 1971 Campbell was a founder and the first president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). He was awarded the prestigious Whitney Young Medal of Honor by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1972 and designated as a fellow of the AIA in 1979.

 

Year of Elevation: 

1979

Featured Project Name: 

Trinity United Church of Christ

Featured Project Location: 

Chicago, IL

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1997

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect

Featured Project Description:

The church came into existence for the African American Christian society to find a place to pray and take shelter at the time when they had no place to go. A small 12 member association grew to become one of the most prominent black churches in the world over the years, now home to a congregation of over 8,500. Past meets present on vibrant glass stained windows. When the sun shines through images show the significant social issues Chicago has historically battled and continues to overcome.

Photography Credit:

Getty Images