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Stanford Britt, AIA. Member since 1978.

Number of years in your position?
31 years


What is your current job?
President of 55 year old firm, one of the early African American firms in Washington DC and Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia.

How long have you been an AIA|DC member and what’s your best experience thus far?
Since 1978. Serving as Chapter President and establishing the Minority Scholarship program.

What project are your currently working on?
African American Civil War Museum and Housing development for Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church

What has been the greatest challenge in your architecture career?
Making time for family.

How do you keep focused and motivated?
Having a daughter.

If Hollywood made a movie of your life, who would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Samuel L. Jackson

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
My research on Indigenous African architecture.

What book did you last read?
The Cross & The Lynching Tree

If you could provide one piece of professional advice, what would it be?
Don't put off doing your thing.