The Boston City Council has declared the month of October as Black Architecture Month in the city of Boston, in honor of city planner/surveyor and political advocate Benjamin Banneker and other African-American architects throughout history. Click the image above to view the official resolution. The month pays tribute to the many contributions to architecture, city planning, and community development made by Black architects over the years. In addition, the council hopes that this month will help to inspire the young and emerging professionals in architecture and related fields.
Members of Boston's division of NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) are particularly excited as the NOMA Conference will be in Boston in 2010. And I am sure that Black Architecture month will be discussed at this year's conference in St. Louis, MO. Stay tuned fore more information on this exciting month including events, exhibitions, and seminars. You will certainly see special features during the month of October on DESIGN FOR MEN on contributions made to Black design professionals.