THE ROBERT R. TAYLOR SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE (TSACS)
Learn about our History
The Taylor School of Architecture and Construction
Science (TSACS) is named after Robert Robinson Taylor,
the first accredited African-American architect, and
the first Black to receive an Architecture degree
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Taylor is credited with developing the school’s program
in architecture and was often placed in charge of
the day-to-day operation of the school in the absence
of the founder and first President, Dr. Booker T. Washington.
Robert R. Taylor designed most of the buildings on campus
built prior to 1932.