The son of a carpenter, Campbell grew up in East Chicago, Indiana, where he experienced discrimination that would influence both his professional and personal activities. After serving in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II he attended Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana, and then the Illinois Institute of Technology. In various partnerships with his daughter Susan Campbell Smith, John Macsai and Domingo Tiu, he focused on urban renewal projects, affordable housing projects, and key projects in the African-American community such as the remodeling of and addition to the DuSable Museum of African American History. In 1971 Campbell was a founder and first president of the National Organization of Minority Architects, through which he mentored young architects.
Campbell describes racial discrimination among various architecture firms when he was seeking employment and membership in the AIA; comments that people do not buy houses, they buy communities; helping to build communities leads to building a clientele.
18 hours 27 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Splash previews Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a retrospective on the Bauhaus designer who also made his mark in Chicago—opening at the Art Institute October 2.
20 hours 49 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
Explore the evolution of the modern chair in the 20th century with iconic examples from makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and Harry Bertoia, among others.
THE MODERN CHAIR—http://bit.ly/2dD4Xy0
1 day 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.