While J. Max Bond, Jr. was a student at Harvard University, a group of racists burned a cross outside his dormitory. Out of concern, a white professor of Bond’s at the University suggested he change his career path and put aside his dream of becoming an architect one day. In a 2004 interview with the Washington Post, Bond recalled his professor saying, “There have never been any famous, prominent black architects… You’d be wise to choose another profession.” However, after spending a summer working for African-American architect Paul Williams, Bond knew that he should continue following his dream and overcome racial stereotypes in the field. Continue reading “Black History Month: J. Max Bond, Jr., Architect [1935-2009]”
If you’re going to Washington D.C. (or will be in the area) before this Labor Day (September 3rd), you can’t miss the LEGO® Architecture exhibition at the National Building Museum, entitled “Towering Ambition”. The exhibit just added three new iconic buildings to the 15 already on display, and they…are…HUGE!!!