Monday, May 8, 2017

Duke Honors Black Architect who Designed 40 Iconic Buildings on Campus

WRAL-TV in North Carolina posted a short video segment on Julian Abele, "Duke honors black architect who designed 40 campus buildings in 1920s."  The reporting by Mikaya Thurmond and photographer Darrell Pryor provides images of the campus and buildings.  Duke is renaming a portion of its campus to honor Abele's contribution.  The segment also notes that Abele was the first black to earn an architectural degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Duke Today also offered an article, "Duke Names Quad in Honor of Julian Abele," with more images and details on both Abele and the campus buildings he designed.