Harold "Kippy" Tate, AIA, NCARB

Adjunct Professor, Joined TU in 2004


BA, Architectural Sciences, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, 1983

Masters of Architecture, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, 1985


Registered Architect, Alabama


Adjunct Professor, Department of Architecture, Tuskegee University, 2004-present

Courses taught:

  • ARCH 523 Professional Practice
  • ARCH 461 Life Safety
  • ARCH 414 Construction Documents

Lorman Educational Services, Eau Claire, WI, 2002 to 2007

Courses taught:

  • Construction Contracting in Alabama
  • Competitive Bidding in Alabama


Vice President Buildings and Grounds, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama, 2007-Present

Director, State of Alabama Building Commission, Montgomery, Alabama, 1999–2007

Principal, Harold N. Tate Architect LLC, Montgomery, Alabama, 1999-2007

President, McKissack and McKissack Architects, Montgomery, Alabama, 1997–1999

Healthcare Principal, Gresham, Smith and Partners Architects, Healthcare Principal, Birmingham, Alabama, 1985–1997


  • Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, 1998 Minority Business of the Year
  • Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, “Emerging 30” Award, 1999
  • Tuskegee University, 2001 Alumni of the Year, Department of Architecture
  • National Society of Engineers, 2005 Distinguished Service Award


  • Alabama Architectural Foundation, 2004-2006
  • Alabama Black Heritage Council, 2000 - Present
  • Alabama Historical Commission, 2000-2007
  • American Institute of Architects, Montgomery Chapter
  • American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 297, Board of Directors, 2002-Present
  • City of Montgomery, Planning Commission, 2008-Present
  • Governor’s Mansion Advisory Board, 2000-2007
  • International Code Council, 2003 - 2007
  • Judge, 2001 Engineering Excellence Award Statewide Competition
  • Judge, 2003 Engineering Excellence Award Statewide Competition
  • Landmarks Foundation Board of Directors, 2002-2004
  • Montgomery Advertiser-1999 Community Business Advisory Board
  • Montgomery Airport Authority, 2003-2007
  • Montgomery Area United Way, Board of Directors, 1998-2002
  • Montgomery Chamber Of Commerce, 1999 Business Outreach Chairman
  • Montgomery Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, 1998-2002
  • National Association of State Facilities Administrators, 2000-2007
  • Resurrection Catholic Missions, Board of Advisors, 2007 - Present


Carver Bio-Science and Research Center Pre-Design, Tuskegee University, 2007

Morning Star Baptist Church, Lowndes County, Alabama, 2007

New Town Baptist Church Masterplan, Montgomery, Alabama, 2006

Mayo Bulk Food Market, Detroit, MI, 2006

YMCA-Kershaw Upgrades, Montgomery, Alabama, 2006

YMCA-Cleveland Avenue Upgrades, Montgomery, Alabama, 2006

YMCA-Southlawn Upgrades, Montgomery, Alabama, 2005

Sandtown High Alumni Clubhouse, 2005

River Parkway Apartment Homes, Montgomery, Alabama, 2004

First Baptist Church Preservation, Montgomery, Alabama, 2005

Digestive Disorder and Liver Disease Office Building, Montgomery, Alabama, 2005

Tendercare Veterinarian Hospital, Pike Road, Alabama, 2005

East Ann Street Learning Center, Montgomery, Alabama, 2004

Antioch Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, 2004

Thomas Childcare Center, Montgomery, Alabama, 2003

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Auburn, Alabama, 2001

Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail - City of St Jude Interpretive Site Development and Museum Pre-Design, Montgomery, Alabama, 1998

Greyhound Bus Station Museum Pre-Design Study, Montgomery, Alabama, 1998

Alabama Sheriffs Ranch Corporate Headquarters, Montgomery, Alabama, 1999

Victor Tulane Museum and Office Building Pre-Design, Montgomery, Alabama, 1999

Tennessee NFL Stadium (Joint Venture with HOK), Nashville, Tennessee, 1998

Various K-12 School Renovations, New York City, New York, 1999

HEALTHSOUTH Corporation, Garland Diagnostic Center, Garland, TX; Mobile Diagnostic Center, Mobile, Alabama; Diagnostic Center of Warner Robins, GA; Rehabilitation Center of Montgomery, Various Interior Renovations, Montgomery, Alabama; Diagnostic Center, Bronx, New York, 1997-1999

HEALTHSOUTH Corporation Rehabilitation Hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee; Dothan, Alabama; Largo, Florida; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Trident Neuroscience Center, North Charleston, South Carolina

River Oaks Hospital, Vision 2000 Masterplan, Jackson, Mississippi, 1998

River Oaks Hospital, Additions and Renovations, Jackson, Mississippi, 1997

Medical Facilities Consultants MRI/CT Renovations, MRI Grove, OK, Midwest City, OK, Heart Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK, Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK, Jefferson City Medical Center, MO, Deconess Hospital, MO, Heart Hospital, MO, Heart Hospital, MO, St. John Regional Hospital, MO, 2002-2006

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