About the Black Architects Archive

The Black Architects Archive is supported by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; and the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University. The project was initiated and is currently managed by the Data Humanism by Design (DHxD) Research Group.

Jay Cephas, PhD is the Primary Investigator for the Data Humanism by Design Research Group. Jay is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Northeastern University conducting research that explores the relationships between labor, technology, and identity in the history and theory of the built environment. Jay served as a 2019 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Architectural Education.

Sophia Berkofsky is a third-year undergraduate student at Northeastern University pursuing a dual degree in Architecture and English. Along with Sophia’s love for architectural history, her interests include painting, bird watching, geomorphology, and short stories. Sophia is responsible for entering data into the Black Architects Archive, writing content for the website, and assisting in grant applications.

Annalee Fuller is a graduate student currently working towards a Master of Architecture at Northeastern University. Before attending Northeastern, she studied math, scientific computing, and Spanish at the University of Alabama. In addition to architecture, Annalee loves music, The Atlantic, linguistics, and drawing. Annalee designed the Black Architects Archive website and has been developing the code for the platform.