Roberta Washington

“And someone had the curiosity to look at things and challenge and want to know more and want to go for it. ”

FAIA, has been principal of Roberta Washington Architects, PC since 1983. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Washington worked as a health facility planner/designer for various New York City architectural firms and later ran a design studio for Maputo Province in Mozambique where she designed healthcare, educational and cultural projects. Ms. Washington is an architectural graduate of Howard University and Columbia University. In her own firm, she has designed and acted as project director for dozens of new and renovated housing projects, schools and health facilities. Since 2001, Ms. Washington has researched, written and lectured about the history of black architects – primarily in New York State – and the history of black women in architecture in the U.S. Her Biographies appear in the Biographical Dictionary of African-American Architects, 1865-1945 and African American National Biography (online). She is a past President of the National Organization of Minority Architects, a past chairperson of the New York State Board of Architecture and a past Commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
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