@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of Atlanta, Georgia architect J. W. Robinson. He wears a dark suit and patterned tie. He faces forward.In 1995 J. W. Robinson became the first African American architect from Georgia to be elevated to fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Robinson has been a practicing architect for more than thirty years and an educator and mentor to African American architects and other professionals. His work has included historic preservation in the Sweet Auburn and Martin Luther King Jr. historic districts of Atlanta. He is a charter member of the National Organization of Minority Architects.