Renee Kemp-Rotan

General Information

Occupation: Architectural Designer, Urban Designer, Planner, Theorist

Birth City: Washington

Birth State/Province: D.C.

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: Birmingham

Resident State/Province: Alabama

Resident Country: United States



Subject: Urban Design, Media, Interpretive Environments


Employer: Urban Design Group

City: New York City

State: New York

Country: United States

Employer: Howard University

Title: Teacher, Architecture

Country: United States

Employer: Parsons School of Design

Title: Teacher, Architecture

Country: United States

Employer: Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

Title: Teacher, Architecture

Country: United Kingdom

Employer: Various

Title: Lecturer

Notes: at FAMU, MIT, Harvard, Columbia, University of Michigan, Tuskegee, The Cooper Hewitt, Cairo University and The Sorbonne

Employer: City of Atlanta, Georgia

Title: Director of Economic Development, Chief of Urban Design and Urban Development

Notes: oversaw the construction of the Philips Arena for the city

Employer: Mayor of Birmingham

Title: Director of Capital Projects

City: Birmingham

State: Alabama

Country: United States

Notes: oversees public facility construction


No collaborators on record


No apprenticeships on record


Name: Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo Competition

Description: placed 21 out of 4000 entries


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

No projects on record


Institution: Syracuse University

Department: Architecture

End Date: January 01, 1975

Notes: cum laude

Institution: Architectural Association in London

Notes: studied under Paul Oliver, cultural anthropologist and world history teacher

Institution: Columbia University

Degree: Masters of Science in Urban Planning


No licenses on record

Professional Affiliations

Organization: National Endowment of the Arts

Role: headed the Design Demonstration Program and the National Design Competition Program

Organization: National Organization of Minority Architects

Role: 2007 NOMA Design Awards Juror

Organization: RIBA -- Architectural Association (London)

Publications By

Title: Being a black, female architect in a white, male profession

Publication: Architecture: the AIA journal

Volume: 73

Issue: 2

Page: 11

Date Published: January 01, 1984

Publications About

Title: 15 Outstanding NOMA Women

Author: Dowdell, Kimberly N.

Publication: NOMA Magazine

Publisher: NOMA

Date Published: September 01, 2007