Raj Seghal, AIA, NCARB, AICP, MRAIC (ex)

Professor, Tenured (1980), Joined TU in 1971

EDUCATION

M. Arch. and Urban Design, Washington University, St. Louis MO, 1970

B. Arch., University of Delhi, India, 1965

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Registered Architect, AL, 1975
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certified
  • Registered Architect, British Columbia, Canada, 1968 (ex)
  • Certified Planner-American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), 1978
  • Member American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1975-present
  • Member of American Planning Association (APA), 1978-present

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Tuskegee University, Department of Architecture, 1971-present

Associate Dean and Head: 1990-2001

Recent Courses:

    • ARCH 221 People and the Built Environment
    • ARCH 503 Thesis Seminar
    • ARCH 521 Urban Planning Seminar
    • ARCH 332 Materials and Construction II
    • ARCH 534 Building Economics
    • ARCH 362 Special Problems

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professional practice experience since 1966, in varied aspects of architecture and urban design in the USA (part-time, 1971-present) and Canada (full-time, 1966-68).

Private small scale practice in Montgomery, AL 1983-present.

AWARDS

  • First design Award: Birmingham, AL, Chapter of AIA. Project: School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, AL. Role: Programming, architectural design/development, and graphics
  • Merit Award: Alabama Council of AIA. Project: Ullman Complex, University of AL, Birmingham, AL. Role: Programming, architectural design/development, and graphics.
  • DOE Travel Grant: To study energy design criteria in the planning/design of Milton Keynes (Newtown) U.K., 1987
  • MIRT Grant: To study day-lighting as a component of passive solar energy systems at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, CA 1981
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) Grant: To establish "Urban Studio" in Montgomery, AL for the Department of Architecture, Tuskegee University, 1994-1997.
  • Graham Foundation Grant: To support architecture student and faculty exchange between Tuskegee University and University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996-99.
  • Board of Architects (BOE) Alabama Grant: To advance health, safety, and welfare (HSW) education of students and intern architects. 2009-2010, 2010-2011.

PUBLICATIONS, PAPER PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITIONS

  • Psycho-Physical needs as Determinant Variables of the Visual Environment
  • New Town in Central U.K.: A Study of Redditch, Telford and Milton Keynes, 1984
  • Society Hill-Brownville Community Development Study, Macon County, AL. HUD grant 1984
  • A Planning and Urban Design Proposal for Downtown Tuskegee, AL. Adopted by the city for UDAG application. ASCAH and City of Tuskegee, joint grant, 1977
  • Silver Springs - A wildlife recreational complex, Silver Springs, FL, published: A.E. Concepts in Wood Design, August 1976
  • Urban Design Proposal for the Redevelopment of Jama Mosque and Red Fort area, published: Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, September 1967
  • A Private Single Family Residence, Montgomery, AL, published: The Alabama Architect AIA Handbook, 1981

SERVICE: UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT & COMMUNITY

  • Panel member: GSA Advisory Panel for the selection of A/E services, S.E. region, 1978
  • Chairperson: Education/Information Committee-Urban Design Department of the National AIP (now APA), 1975
  • Member: Urban Planning/Design Committee of the National AIA, 1976-1978
  • ACSA's nominee for NAAB's school visitation team (1992-93 through 1996-97 and 1997-98 through 2001-02)
  • Panel Judge: National History Day, University of Maryland, MD, 1988
  • Architect Registration Examination (ARE) national examiner, 1994
  • Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Alabama state exam supervisor, 1993-94
  • National Architectural Accrediting Boards (NAAB): Accreditation visiting team member, 1997-99
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB): Accreditation team chair pool member, 1995-present
  • Activity Director; Department of Architecture: Title III grant, 1992-2001
  • Senator: Tuskegee University Faculty Senate 2010-present

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