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


As one of two Co-Founding Partners at the multi-disciplinary firm of Tate + Hansen, Herman Howard is very active in the creation of visions and the implementation of that work across the world.

With a home base in Atlanta, GA, the office of Tate + Hansen is currently practicing the work of master planning, urban design, architecture, interior design, and branding across the world with offices in India and Nigeria. By way of a very special and exciting entity with the national interior design and brand experience firm NELSON Worldwide, Herman Howard is also CEO / Creative Director of Tate Hansen Nelson Worldwide (THNW).

Herman Howard has over 30 years of experience and has taught at the College of Design / School of Architecture at Georgia Tech for over 20 years.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Herman Howard is a graduate of both the University of Southern California (USC), obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, and Columbia University, obtaining a Masters degree in architecture and building science.

Herman Howard has had the pleasure and experience in working with a number of very high profile and very well respected national and international offices that include: I. M. Pei and Partners now known as Pei Cobb Freed and Partners / SOM / KPF and HOK.

Before starting Tate + Hansen with his business partner, Dr. Okey Anueyiagu - Herman Howard was one of two founding partners of SHAPE - Studio H Architecture Planning Environments - where he was primarily responsible for all the Planning and Urban Design work and most of the other design efforts of the firm as well.

The firm's work received numerous design awards and was published extensively.

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)