Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA
Principal, Stanley, Love-Stanley

Love-Stanley has broken a number of barriers as an architect and as an advocate for the profession. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, and the first to become a licensed architect in the Southeast. She and her husband, William J. Stanley, III, FAIA—who cofounded Stanley, Love-Stanley in Atlanta in 1978—are the first husband-and-wife duo to receive this award. (Stanley was recognized in 1995.) Love-Stanley has been an advocate throughout her career for underserved and minority communities. 

She worked for eight years on Atlanta’s Midtown Improvement District, has served on the city’s Zoning Review Board, and has sat on the board of the Atlanta Preservation Center. Love-Stanley strove to gain recognition for Atlanta’s West End neighborhood as a historic district with a unique architectural heritage—a 15-year struggle.“Ivenue used her knowledge of land-use, zoning and [the] historic preservation process, and of design, to make our 19th- and early-20th-century African-American neighborhoods architecturally relevant and contextually better off,” wrote Karl Webster Barnes, former director of the Georgia African American Historic Preservation Network, in his letter recommending Love-Stanley for the award.