Julian Abele: Architect and the Beaux Arts uncovers the life of one of the first African-American architects to be accredited. Despite racial segregation at the beginning of the 20th century, Abele received his architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Author Dreck Spurlock Wilson traces Abele’s progress as he went on to become the most formally educated architect in America at the time. Abele later contributed to the architectural history of the United States by designing over 200 buildings throughout his professional career, including the Widener Memorial Library at Harvard University and the Philadelphia Free Library.
Dreck Spurlock Wilson, President of the Landscape Consortium Ltd. in D.C. and a Senior Construction Program Manager at Delon Hampton & Associates, Engineers, published his newest book in 2020, entitled, Julian Abele: Architect and the Beaux Arts. He has also contributed a number of publications to the field of architectural history around topics relating to African-American architects and landscape architects. Mr. Wilson holds a B.S. in Urban Planning from Iowa State University and an M.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Chicago.
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