The Directory of African American Architects claims nearly two thousand entries in their online database. One young man who caught our eye is Ian Mark Smith, AIA, R.A. of id-dg (Ian Smith Design Group). After graduating from Yale University School of Architecture (1997), Smith apprenticed in Philadelphia with Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi. Every generation's pathway to success is to study with the masters. Grow a portfolio and success will come.
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