Celebrating The Black Community in AEC This Juneteenth

Bluebeam celebrates the achievements of the Black community in AEC on the day honoring emancipation

Video produced by Domonic Smith-Weston

To celebrate Juneteenth, here’s a compilation of Built’s most notable stories about Black professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industry:

Meet Lashanna Lintamo, Welder Turned Social Media Mogul: The 35-year-old welder is using social media to inspire future generations to enter the trade—and to promote her larger ambitions that aim to help the Black community across industries.

This Rising Star Is Ready to Take the Architecture World by Storm: Tiara Hughes is one of the youngest and most profound voices in Chicago architecture, and she’s ready to take her message of equality in the industry to the national level.

Why Eugene Mason Teaches Trade Skills to Kids: The project superintendent has spent the past 12 years teaching local kids the value of a career in the construction trades.

L.A.’s Most Influential Black Architects: These trailblazers contributed to some of the most well-known buildings in Southern California.

A Man of the Grandest Design: Architect Paul R. Williams: From designing doors to opening them, architect Paul Revere Williams defined excellence and defied racism.