Herman Howard



Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Southern California, 1981
Master of Science in Architecture from Columbia University, 1984


Urban design, building design


Herman H. Howard is a part-time instructor, non-tenured in the School of Architecture. For the past five years he taught architectural design studios at the sophomore, senior, and graduate levels. His studios, especially those at the senior and graduate levels, usually deal with architectural problems set within urban fabrics, mainly within the Atlanta area.

Currently, as an employee of Hellmuth Obata + Kassabaum, inc (HOK) in their Atlanta, GA office, Herman collaborates with a number of different Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Urban Designers from around the world. The HOK Planning Group (HPG) is made up of very unique and talented individuals that are devoted to an innovative, collaborative practice focused on improving the quality of people's lives. As the planning arm of one of the largest architectural firms in the world HPG is well-positioned to be involved in a number of very exciting projects. As the studio leader for the Atlanta Urban Design Group, Herman has had the opportunity to be involved in a number of different projects that would include but not be limited to the following: A 1,000-acre mixed-use development at the edge of downtown Houston, TX - a 500 acre New American Town just outside of Shanghai, China - and the Re-Vision/Master Plan for the 488 acres Fort McPherson in Atlanta, GA.

In the past, Howard has worked on the award-winning project throughout the United States and around the world that would include but not be limited to the following: the Proctor & Gamble Headquarters in Cinn., Ohio / Canary Wharf, London, England / The Ronald Reagan Center in Washington D.C. / the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington Cobb Freed & Partners. He was also very instrumental in the discovery of the African Burial Ground of Lower Manhattan.

Firms with a number of different award-winning firms that would include; Kohn Pedersen Fox / Skidmore Owings & Merrill / Pei. His work has been published in a number of different monographs and publications. He has been married for 18 years and he and his wife are the proud parents of 4 sons.



The Underground Studio (D+R; 8866)
Creating a Transit Oriented Development – TOD Bridging Downtown and Midtown Atlanta (Vertical; 3855/4855)
Urban Architecture + Culture: Analysis + Representation + Fabrication & Structural Assembly (Advanced; 6069)
Skyscrapers/Tall Buildings (Vertical; 3012/4012)