2010: Major Holland, FAIA


Major L. Holland, Architect and Associates, PC
2010 Distinguished Architect

We are honored to bestow the 2009 Distinguished Architect Award to a man whose professional excellence has brought distinction to the practice of architect and to the state of Alabama. Major L. Holland has been practicing as a licensed architect for 31 years. He has given lavishly of his time helping in his church, his community and serving his profession.

Major received his bachelor of architecture from Howard University in 1964. After graduating, he worked for many prestigious firms and individuals including Lewis Fry in Washington D.C. and Paul Rudolph in New York. In 1968, Major returned to Tuskegee, Alabama to work on the Tuskegee chapel. At the same time, he took a position as associate professor in the school of architecture at Tuskegee University where he taught courses on architecture until 2004. In 1972, Major opened his own firm, Major L. Holland, Architect and Associates, PC, where he continues to work today.


Construction Officer, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Alabama Historical Commission National Register Review Board, Member
Alabama Architectural Foundation, Board Member
Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
Jessie Clinton Arts Center Board of Directors
Habitat for Humanity, Macon County Chapter, Board Member
Tuskegee Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
Design Alabama, Member, Board of Directors
National Organization of Minority Architects, Member
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Tuskegee University Representative


Bachelor of Architecture (five-year Program), Howard University, Washington, D.C.


College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects
National Organization of Minority Architects, Design Excellence Award, for the
Tuskegee Municipal Complex
Tuskegee University Outstanding Faculty Award
Mayor’s Award for Service to the Community


Historic Resources Survey for the City of Tuskegee, Alabama 1983
Guide to Tuskegee


Alabama Council, AIA, Vice-President
Alabama Architectural Foundation, Vice-President
East Alabama Chapter AIA, Secretary, Vice-President, President, Director