Tucker is first black architect to receive the Gassner Award

Jimmie E. Tucker will be the first African-American to receive a prestigious award given yearly to a Memphis architect for his or her contributions to the profession and the community.

“I take it more in the context of the importance of being a role model, particularly for those aspiring architects,” Tucker said Monday of being honored as the 2018 recipient of the Francis Gassner Award.

Tucker will formally receive the award Saturday during the AIA Memphis 65th Anniversary Gala at Ballet Memphis. Read more> 

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