In 2016, the Julian Abele recognition committee chose to honor the African-American architect who designed the majority of Duke's original buildings by naming the West Campus quad in his honor. During a year-long tribute to Abele, committee members share their thoughts on his contributions. This video features Duke University archivist Valerie Gillispie.
For more stories and videos about Julian Abele’s legacy, see this Duke Today series. It includes a special university website dedicated to Abele, complete with a walking tour of his most notable campus landmarks.