James E. Silcott (B.Arch. ’57)

James E Silcott

James E. Silcott (B.Arch. ’57) has been elevated to the 2020 College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Silcott is one of 13 members of the AIA Los Angeles chapter who were elevated to fellowship in 2020.

He was the first African-American project architect for both Los Angeles County and the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). One of his notable projects is the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

Silcott has been an avid supporter of Howard University’s architecture program for three decades. His contributions total $3 million, making him the largest donor to architecture programs at historically Black colleges and universities in the nation.




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