Mr. Britt is President / Treasure of Sulton Campbell Britt & Associates (SCB) and the Principal in Charge of Design and Marketing for the firm. He joined the firm of Sulton Campbell, Architects in 1975 as manager of the firm’s Baltimore branch offices, after representing Moshe Safdie in the design and planning of Coldspring Newtown and the Park Heights Urban Renewal Master Plan. He was made a partner at SCB in 1978 and in 1985 he assumed his role as president and treasurer.

Stan Britt, FAIA

In addition to his extensive experience managing and administrating a successful architecture practice, Mr. Britt’s strongest fields of design and planning expertise include housing medical facilities, educational laboratories, recreational facilities, museums, urban design, and community planning. In regards to urban design/planning and revitalization projects, Mr. Britt has participated in nearly all of the planning commissions awarded to the firm. In 2009 He led SCB in a Joint Venture with Moshe Safdie & Associates, his former employer, as one of six national finalists in the Smithsonian Institution’s International design competition for the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

As he steps away from full-time practice to join the faculty at Hampton University School of Architecture, he is leading SCB’s efforts to complete the design of the African American Civil War Museum, in Washington DC. and the Dox Thrash House Restoration, in Philadelphia, his hometown. Mr. Britt was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellow in 1992 and a 2005 recipient of the AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. award and the 2003 Upjohn Award. From 1983 through 1984 he also served as President of the National Organization of Minority Architects. In 1999 he was honored by Lambda Alpha International for his contributions to Urban Economic Development in the Baltimore / Washington corridor.

Mr. Britt has enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the profession with young people as a visiting Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia, Morgan State University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T University, Southern University, and Tulane University.

Where did you go to college?
Masters of Architecture, Columbia University 1972
Bachelor of Science, Drexel University 1969
Certificate Real Estate Development,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1989

What does it take to be an architect? Was there an architect that particularly inspired you?
I was first introduced to what an architect does by my uncle, at 10 -11 years old while working with him on a construction site. That lead me to go to a technical high school with an architectural drafting program. My best friend’s mother worked in a restaurant where an “architect” frequent for lunch and she invited me to come to the restaurant and she’d introduce me. I had no idea who Louis Kahn was at the time, but I was thrilled at the opportunity to clean his office and put out the trash after school.

What are you currently reading?
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone

Why do you volunteer with AIA?
As one of the first recipients of an AIA/Ford Foundation Scholarship in 1968, I’ve felt obligated to give back to the organization. I hope I’ve been a good return on that investment on a Black kid from North Philadelphia.