About Us: Sustainable Spelman

Art Frazier, a Green Leader 

Arthur E. Frazier III, AIA is a licensed architect and the director of Facilities Management & Services at Spelman College. He was born in Louisville, Ky., but left Louisville as a teenager to attend Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. After his junior year he sub-matriculated to Purdue University’s Engineering Program.

A summer architectural internship led Art to transfer to the University of Pennsylvania where he received a bachelor’s degree in design of the environment and a master’s in
architecture. Upon graduation, he worked for the Philadelphia Architect’s Workshop and completed numerous design projects for low-income clientele. He then relocated to Atlanta to practice architecture
for six years each with Cooper Carry & Associates & Lord, Aeck & Sargent.

For two years he served as deputy director of Facilities of the Fulton County Capital Improvements Program before joining Emory University’s Department of Project Management & Construction as Capital Program Manager and later interim director. Immediately prior to Spelman College, Art was a senior program manager with Clement & Wynn Program Managers. Under Art’s leadership the facilities department at Spelman has been nationally recognized as a leader in sustainability among historically Black colleges and received the President’s 2008 Award for Excellence in Customer Service.

Art is co-chair of Sustainable Spelman and also serves first vice-president of GAPPA, as chairman of the board of directors of the University Community Development Corp. and is on the board of advisors of Sustainable Atlanta.