John Louis Wilson Jr.


John Louis Wilson Jr. (1899–1989; Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation 1928). Wilson was the primary architect of Harlem River Houses, one of the greatest successes in public housing nationwide. The houses were lauded for their innovative design and emphasis on open spaces, trees, on-site child and health care facilities, and community rooms. Wilson won many prestigious architectural awards and mentored up-and-coming African American architects throughout his career.