|Genell Anderson, AIA |
Ms. Anderson has extensive knowledge of the design and architecture of buildings and public facilities in the Washington, DC - Baltimore Metropolitan Area. She is a registered architect in Maryland and Washington, DC. She is a Certified Third Party Inspector for the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and serves as a board member of the DC Advisory Board for Third Party Inspectors. She is a former board member of DC Board of Architects. She is published: Call of the Ancestors, Influence of African Architecture on American Architecture, 1986. She is founder of AMAR Group, LLC (AMAR). The renovation of a row house that she designed with a UDC alumnus was featured on This Old House and received the Mayor's 2006 Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
|Kathy Denise Dixon, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, CDT |
She is the Principal of KDD Associates LLC. She is a licensed Architect with registration in several states. Her experiences included work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and McDonald's Corporation. Ms. Dixon is the President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). She is the LEED certified person with responsibility for integration of Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Program (LEED) in the architecture curriculum. Ms. Dixon is affiliated with several organizations including the American Institute of Architecture and the African-American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP). Among her several publication she has a featured article in Architectural Record, May 2009 – "Breakthroughs and Obstacles Architecture's Evolving Complexion" and a speaker presentation at the NOMA Annual Conference, Boston MA - "Riding the Vortex: African American Women in Architecture" Oct 2010.
|Ralph Belton, RA, CSI, NOMA, ASEE |
Mr. Belton is the current Chairperson of the Department of Urban Architecture and Community Planning. He is the principal of Belton and Associates, Consulting Architects. He is licensed to practice in the State of Maryland since 1983. His many projects include historic preservation; design of military facilities and condominium design. He has served on the faculty of UDC as an Associate Professor for more than 20 years. He came to the University with 11 years at another institution. He has served on the Mayor's Commission for Caribbean Affairs is a founding member of Friends of Grenada, Inc, -- a 501.c.3. He has served on many boards including as Vice President of the Board of Trustees at All Souls Church, Unitarian. Academic credentials include a conference presentation syllabi design 'The Role of Current Events and Flexible Course Syllabi: A Case Study.' Mr. Belton has been a conductor of Study Abroad and Service Learning Travel to Europe, Japan and the Caribbean.
|Clarence Pearson, FAIA |
Mr. Pearson has 40 years of varied experience in architecture; construction and investment in real estate property. He was a principal in the firm of Pearson, Johnson, Brown and Associates. He has served on the faculty of UDC as a professor in the Architectural Program. He has served as its Chairman for more than 18 years. Mr. Pearson has extensive experience in the design and management of residential, commercial, civil and institutional structures. His extensive experiences have made him an invaluable resource for the educational process in the Architecture Program. Mr. Pearson has won numerous awards for his outstanding contributions to a variety of professionals, civic and social organizations. For his extensive work in education he has been elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture. For his years of service to the University Mr. Pearson has been elevated to Distinguished Faculty. Mr. Pearson is the founder of the Architectural Research Institute (ARI). ARI is the clinical arm of the architectural education program.
|Vicente J. Caballero|
Originally from Peru, Vicente J. Caballero graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of the District of Columbia, where he continued on to become an Adjunct Professor in the University's Architecture program. His projects include residential and commercial buildings around D.C. He is now with the Architecture Research Institute, the clinical arm of the architectural education program, where he has participated in various housing projects for the Department of Housing and Community Development and the University including the Proposed Vision for the UDC‐Master Plan and the design of the UDC‐Cancer Research Center. He holds a professional degree in System from the University Of San Martin De Porres. He has worked in various capacities for IBM Peru before attending the University of Lima's graduate program in System Engineering. In July 2012, he was awarded the DC Chapter of the National Organization for Minority Architects' Student of the Year award.
|Melvin Mitchell , FAIA|
Melvin Mitchell has been a principal in architecture firms in Washington, D.C., for the past 35 years. He is currently President/CEO of Bryant Mitchell, a 40 year old Washington, D.C. firm. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and author of the critically acclaimed book, The Crisis of the African American Architect, 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Howard University and a Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He served as Director/Dean of the School of Architecture & Planning at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md., from 1997-2002, where he was a mayoral appointee to the Baltimore City Architectural Design Review Panel. He served as Chairman of the D.C. State Board of Registrars & Examiners of Architects from 1992-1995 and was a mayoral appointee to the DC Historic Preservation Review Board from 1995-1997. He has also served as an architecture professor at Howard University and is currently adjunct professor of architecture at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Among his many built projects are the Mount Vernon Plaza, a high-rise-townhouse housing complex in D.C. that was selected as one of 50 outstanding works by a living African American architects at the Chicago Athenaeum; the Metro Center Mixed Used Project in association with SOM for Oliver Car Company and the Knox Hill Village, a planned community of new modular constructed homes in Southeast D.C.