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Published: Tuesday, 2/28/2006

Toledo native heads N.Y. architects

A former Toledo architect recently was named to lead the American Institute of Architects New York State.

Terrence E. O'Neal, of Terrence O'Neal Architect LLC in Manhattan, was named president of the professional architect organization and serves as its first-ever African-American president.

Mr. O'Neal, 47, son of retired Scott High School teacher Brunetta O'Neal, graduated from Ottawa Hills High School and Kent State University and worked as an architect in Toledo for 1 1/2 years before moving to New York City.

He has been honored by the U.S. General Services Administration, taught at the New York Institute of Technology, and served on the design juries at the Pratt Institute and the New York School of Interior Design.

The American Institute of Architects is a national organization representing 77,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners around the country.

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