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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Architect
Architecture Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken, Clam Chowder, Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
Frequently, People Do Bad Things For The Right Reasons.

Birthplace

Born:
5/16/1937
Birth Location:
Springfield, Ohio

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Architect
Architecture Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken, Clam Chowder, Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
Frequently, People Do Bad Things For The Right Reasons.

Birthplace

Born:
5/16/1937
Birth Location:
Springfield
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Biography

Architect Donald L. Stull, was born on May 16, 1937, in Springfield, Ohio. His family moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1949, where he graduated from East High School in 1955. He attended Ohio State University, earning a B.S. degree in architecture in 1961. Two years later, he received a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. For the next four years he developed his skills and knowledge with the Architects Collaborative in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Samuel Glaser Associates in Boston, as a designer and project manager.

Stull, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), is the founding partner, owner, and president of the architectural firm, Stull and Lee Associates, Inc. Founded in 1966 as Stull Associates, in Boston, Massachusetts, his architectural and urban design and planning firm has been recognized throughout New England and nationally and internationally. Stull’s broad experience and contributions include the design of educational, health care and correctional facilities, highway infrastructure, transit stations and multi-family housing. Stull has also been a leader by bringing attention to the unique contributions of African American architects and urban designers across America with New DesigNation. The first New DesigNation Conference was held in Philadelphia in November 1996. Over 500 designers of color examined issues faced by African Americans in the design profession

In the mid-1960s, Stull established himself as a solo architect and planner for both public and private agencies to meet the needs of a “new Boston,” as a case of urban renewal. In 1990, M. David Lee, a graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, joined Stull, and the firm became Stull and Lee Associates, Inc. With co-partner Lee and a staff of forty design professionals – Stull and Lee grew from residential design to major building projects in Boston including the Roxbury Community College, the Harriet Tubman House, and the Ruggles Street Station of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).

Stull and Lee’s most recent awards include the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) Award for Excellence in Architecture for the Boston Police Headquarters; the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture for the Ted Williams Tunnel (to Boston’s Logan Airport); the BSA’s Honor Award for Design of the Williams Tunnel; and the American Planning Association/Massachusetts Chapter Social Advocacy Award.

Stull is the father of three: Cydney, vice-president and treasurer of a Florida trucking business; Robert, a noted comic book illustrator; and Gia, an art school student.

Donald Stull was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on December 3, 2004.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Donald Stull's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Donald Stull lists his favorites, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Donald Stull lists his favorites, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Donald Stull describes his maternal family
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Donald Stull describes his mother's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Donald Stull describes his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Donald Stull describes his father's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Donald Stull describes his father's employment
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Donald Stull describes his family's emphasis on education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Donald Stull describes his younger sister's experience in the Peace Corps
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Donald Stull remembers his younger sister's death, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Donald Stull remembers his younger sister's death, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Donald Stull describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Donald Stull describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Donald Stull reflects upon his family life growing up
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Donald Stull describes his earliest childhood memories, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Donald Stull describes his earliest childhood memories, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Donald Stull describes his early interest in architecture, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Donald Stull describes his early interest in architecture, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Donald Stull describes his success at The Ohio State University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Donald Stull describes his education in Springfield, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Donald Stull recalls his interest in geometry
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Donald Stull describes his literary interests, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Donald Stull describes his literary interests, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Donald Stull recalls his gang involvement at East High School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Donald Stull describes his experience at The Ohio State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Donald Stull describes cues division
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Donald Stull describes the impact of cues division
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Donald Stull recalls the lack of African Americans in the field when he entered the architecture profession
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Donald Stull recalls receiving The Ohio State University's Outstanding Alumnus Award
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Donald Stull describes The Ohio State University's Alumni Award ceremony
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Donald Stull describes his time at Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Donald Stull recalls graduating from Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Donald Stull recalls joining The Architects' Collaborative
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Donald Stull describes his introduction to the architectural profession
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Donald Stull describes Stull Associates in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Donald Stull describes Stull Associates' transition period
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Donald Stull describes his involvement with Yale University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Donald Stull recalls how the Civil Rights Movement impacted his career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Donald Stull recalls passing the architectural registration exam
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Donald Stull remembers Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Donald Stull describes his firm's community development contributions
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Donald Stull describes his firm's innovation in technology
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Donald Stull remembers designing schools in New England, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Donald Stull remembers designing schools in New England, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Donald Stull describes the I-95 extension project
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Donald Stull describes superhighway development
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Donald Stull describes the proposed Interstate 95 extension
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Donald Stull describes Massachusetts Governor Francis W. Sargent's highway development moratorium
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Donald Stull describes highway alternatives
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Donald Stull describes Boston's Orange Line
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Donald Stull describes his firm's Boston development projects, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Donald Stull describes his firm's Boston development projects, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Donald Stull talks about urban design
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Donald Stull describes the development of Boston's Roxbury Community College
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Donald Stull describes Roxbury Community College's design
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Donald Stull describes Ruggles Station and the Boston Police Headquarters
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Donald Stull describes the Boston Police Headquarters
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Donald Stull recalls his housing development projects
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Donald Stull describes his firm's innovation in housing design
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Donald Stull describes his paper, 'The Being in Blackness'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Donald Stull describes his son, HistoryMaker Robert Stull's, international renown
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Donald Stull describes environmentalist Julia Allen Field, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Donald Stull describes environmentalist Julia Allen Field, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Donald Stull explains his stance against revitalizing Boston's Franklin Park Zoo
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Donald Stull describes the impetus for the Middle Passage Memorial
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Donald Stull describes the Middle Passage Memorial's development
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Donald Stull describes the Middle Passage Memorial's prospective location on Spectacle Island
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Donald Stull describes famous memorials that inspired his designs
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Donald Stull describes the Middle Passage Memorial
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Donald Stull describes the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Donald Stull describes Stull and Lee, Inc.'s gallery
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Donald Stull describes honors that he received
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Donald Stull reflects upon his life, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Donald Stull reflects upon his life, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Donald Stull describes his goals
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Donald Stull describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Donald Stull reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Donald Stull narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Donald Stull narrates his photographs, pt. 2
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Donald Stull narrates his photographs, pt. 3
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Donald Stull narrates his photographs, pt. 4
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Donald Stull narrates his photographs, pt. 5
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Donald Stull shares his scale model for the Middle Passage Memorial