According to the latest data compiled by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, there are 105,847 licensed architects in the United States. Of these, 1.8 percent are Black. Only 315 African American women have become licensed architects in the United States.
Nicole Hilton is one of the latest Black women to pass the Architect Registration Examination. She is the first African American woman graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Architecture to become a licensed architect.
Hilton graduated from the LSU School of Architecture in 2007. Since that time she worked at two architectural firms in Atlanta. She is now working on projects for Fort Valley State University in Georgia and the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.