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Memorial Service for Barbara G. Laurie

Professor Barbara G. Laurie, AIA, NOMA

The School of Architecture and Design regrets to inform you of the passing of Barbara G. Laurie, AIA. Professor Laurie was a 1985 graduate of the University's Bachelor of Architecture professional degree program. Over the period of her relationship with the architecture degree program, initially, she served as a part-time member of the faculty. After a probationary period, she was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

Her contributions to the school and department included serving as the coordinator for the Intern Development Program, National Organization of Minority Architects and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Her work as a teacher was instrumental in guiding the studies of a generation of architecture students. Beyond her performance as a teacher, she was the trusted and loyal mentor to many throughout their careers. Professor Laurie's landmark work, 200+, provided focused visibility for African American women in architecture. Through conferences and workshops, she galvanized the interests of those professionals and encouraged research in their lives and careers. After a design award winning association with Devrouax + Purnell, she had recently organized DP + Partners. She was the managing principal of this new practice entity. In the Washington, DC architectural community she was president of the DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Chair of the DC Architectural Foundation. She served on the boards of the DC Preservation League and the Howard University Math and Science Charter School. In 2012 AIA/DC presented her with the John "Wieb" Wiebenson Award for Architecture in the Public Interest.

A memorial service for Barbara Laurie will take place Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00am, Andrew Rankin Chapel, 6th and Howard St., NW, Washington, DC 20059. A repast will immediately follow the service. It will be held across from Rankin Chapel at the School of Architecture and Design, Howard H. Mackey Building, 2366 6th St. NW, Washington, DC 20059.

The Barbara G. Laurie Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to receive gifts supporting students in the Howard University Department of Architecture. Contributions may be sent to the Howard University Department of Architecture, Edward D. Dunson, Chair, Howard H. Mackey Building, 2366 6th Street, Washington, DC, 20059.

Location: Andrew Rankin Chapel
Price: Free
Contact: Prof. Edward D. Dunson, Jr.
Feb 2013
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