BARBARA G. LAURIE, AIA, NOMA 1961-2013
The family of Barbara G. Laurie, AIA, NOMA, regrets to inform you of her passing February 7, 2013. Professor Laurie was a 1985 graduate of Howard University's School of Architecture and Design. She served the University for 20 years, concluding her tenure as Associate Professor of Architecture. After an award-winning association with Devrouax & Purnell Architects, she founded and was Managing Principal of DP+ Partners, LLC. Barbara Laurie's landmark work 200+, provided focused visibility for African American women in architecture. She was also Past President, AIA/DC; President, Washington Architectural Foundation; Board Member, DC Preservation League; and Trustee, Howard University Math & Science Middle School. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. at McGuire Funeral Home, 7400 Georgia Avenue NW. On Saturday, February 16 memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on the campus of Howard University, 6th Street and Howard Place NW. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to: The Barbara G. Laurie Memorial Scholarship Fund, Howard University Department of Architecture, Howard H. Mackey Building, 2366 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20059; The Barbara G. Laurie Architectural Scholarship, Washington Architectural Foundation, District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004; The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. 2000 L Street NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036.www.mcguire-services.com
Published by The Washington Post on Feb. 14, 2013.