Project Initiative: A web-based, interactive repository that maps the genealogy of black architects from the 1800s to the present.
The Black Architects Archive (BAA) is a web-based, interactive repository of architectural practice that maps the genealogy of black architects from the nineteenth century to the present.
The archive collects and displays the work of black architects across history in an effort to bring to light under-represented practitioners in architecture. By foregrounding architects who have otherwise been overlooked in history, the archive aims to open the lives and works of these architects to greater scholarly inquiry. Thus BAA stands to be an important tool for public use, academic research, and teaching by expanding public knowledge of architectural practice, influencing the kinds of research that is done in architectural history, and thus, by extension, contributing to making the curricula within architectural education more diverse and inclusive.