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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Architecture Professor

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Favorite Color:
None
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
7/11/1952
Birth Location:
Morganza, Louisiana

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Architecture Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
None
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
7/11/1952
Birth Location:
Morganza
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Biography

Landscape architecture professor and landscape architect Perry Howard was born in Morganza, Louisiana on July 11, 1952 to Ruby and Grover Howard. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1970. Howard graduated from Louisiana State University with his B.L.A. degree in landscape architecture in 1975. He then graduated from Harvard University with his M.L.A. degree in landscape architecture.

In 1983, Howard was hired at the Edward D. Stone, Jr. and Associates architectural firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he would become vice president. He was then hired by North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina as program coordinator and associate professor for the landscape architecture program in 1989. During his time at North Carolina A&T, Howard has secured research and architecture grants from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for $75,000 and $200,000, respectively. Howard also helped to secure the initial accreditation for North Carolina A&T’s landscape architecture program. He has won numerous academic awards and appointments in the field of landscape architecture. Howard was appointed to the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects by former governor Jim Hunt. He has also served as a keynote speaker for an international landscape architecture conference in Beijing, China and jury chair for a design competition in Shenzhen, China.

Howard received the Teacher of the Year Award from North Carolina A&T in 2003 and was named Harvard Graduate School of Design's Top 100 Distinguished Alumni in 2000. He was also elected secretary to the Council of Fellows for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 2003 and received the President's Award of the ASLA North Carolina Chapter in 1998. Howard was also elected president of the ASLA in 2008. He has served on numerous architectural projects, including site improvements at the Miami International Airport, a revitalization project of the West Palm Beach downtown district, resort development in St Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) and facility additions to sites in Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, South America and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Howard and his wife, Bobby Jean, have three adult children, Perry Howard, Jr., Sheri C. Howard and Justin P. Howard.

Perry Howard was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 23, 2012.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Perry Howard lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Perry Howard describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Perry Howard remembers his paternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Perry Howard talks about his family's migration to New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Perry Howard talks about how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Perry Howard remembers his father's wooden whirligig sculptures
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Perry Howard talks about his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Perry Howard recalls his parents' separation
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Perry Howard remembers the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Perry Howard remembers the impact of Hurricane Betsy, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Perry Howard remembers the impact of Hurricane Betsy, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Perry Howard talks about the infrastructure in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Perry Howard describes the history of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Perry Howard describes his father's occupation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Perry Howard remembers his early education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Perry Howard remembers his interest in art
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Perry Howard recalls his first drafting course
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Perry Howard remembers Booker T. Washington High School in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Perry Howard recalls his decision to study landscape architecture
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Perry Howard recalls his decision to attend Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Perry Howard talks about the racial climate at Louisiana State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Perry Howard describes his academic experiences at Louisiana State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Perry Howard recalls his field trips as a landscape architecture student, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Perry Howard recalls his field trips as a landscape architecture student, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Perry Howard remembers receiving the Edward D. Stone Jr. and Associates Minority Scholarship
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Perry Howard describes his experiences of housing discrimination in Florida
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Perry Howard remembers meeting his wife
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Perry Howard remembers his mentor, Edward Durell Stone, Jr.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Perry Howard recalls his decision to attend Harvard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Perry Howard reflects upon his design strengths
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Perry Howard recalls his aspiration to teach landscape architecture
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Perry Howard recalls a group project at Harvard University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Perry Howard describes Edward Durell Stone, Jr.'s philosophy of landscape architecture
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Perry Howard talks about the influence of landscape architecture in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Perry Howard recalls his project for the New York City Parks Department
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Perry Howard reflects upon his philosophy of architecture, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Perry Howard reflects upon his philosophy of architecture, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Perry Howard talks about the black aesthetic in landscape architecture
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Perry Howard describes the inspiration for his designs
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Perry Howard talks about his design process, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Perry Howard talks about his design process, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Perry Howard remembers his role in the design of Atlantis Condominium in Miami, Florida
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Perry Howard talks about the failure of suburban landscape ordinances
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Perry Howard recalls his M.B.A. program
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Perry Howard remembers Charles Allen Fountain
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Perry Howard recalls joining the faculty of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Perry Howard describes the landscape architecture program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Perry Howard talks about the campus of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Perry Howard describes the career opportunities in landscape architecture
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Perry Howard remembers his work with NASA's Earth Observing System
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Perry Howard describes his concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Perry Howard talks about his plans for the future
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Perry Howard reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Perry Howard talks about his family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Perry Howard describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Perry Howard talks about his duties as a professor