Harry G. Robinson III

CFA Service: 1994–2003; Vice Chairman 1995–2002; Chairman 2002–2003

Harry G. Robinson III, FAIA, is professor of urban design and dean emeritus in the School of Architecture and Design, Howard University.  He also served at Howard University as vice president for academic affairs and vice president for university administration, and is the author of a university history.  He heads TRG Consulting, an interdisciplinary design practice where he works currently as a consulting executive architect to the American Battle Monuments Commission.  He has been president of two national architectural organizations:  the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (1992) and the National Architectural Accrediting Board (1996).  Robinson has served as director of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; as a member of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House; chairman of the UNESCO International Commission for the Goree Memorial and Museum, Dakar, Senegal; secretary and trustee of the National Building Museum; and trustee of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum.  Among his many honors and awards are the American Institute of Architects 1990 Whitney M. Young Jr. Citation and the 2003 Centennial Medal by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the AIA.  He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart Medals, awarded during his Army service in Vietnam.  Robinson received both a bachelor of architecture and a master in city planning from Howard University and a master in city planning in urban design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.