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Doug and Steve interview Baltimore-based architect, Jerryn McCray.

Jerryn talks about his work in Baltimore and, in particular, how he has designed over 150 inner city row houses over the course of his career. Jerryn also talks about his work in the Virgin Islands and how he is able to balance two very different kinds of clientele and projects.





Jerryn McCray holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University. Mr. McCray practices independently under the firm name Jerryn J. McCray, Architect. He has practiced extensively in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and in the U.S. Virgin Islands, earning an initial architectural license and membership to the American Institute of Architecture in August of 2007. In the Virgin Islands his firm has shifted to primarily assisting The Territory with replacing critical facilities and residences damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. From his office in Baltimore, Maryland Mr. McCray provides clients and general contractors with a professional yet down-to-earth approach to design. Jerryn McCray also has served as an adjunct professor and visiting architectural design critic at Morgan State University's Institute of Architecture and Planning. In addition, he is a former member of the Auburn University School of Architecture's Advisory Council. As an architecture student Jerryn participated in Auburn's Rural Studio program where he was greatly influenced by Samuel Mockbee's commitment to community interaction and availability to often-undervalued clientele. Jerryn's current interests have expanded his practice to the states of Virginia and Georgia. In Georgia: Jerryn J. McCray, Architect is designing small offices and living quarters by manipulating and repurposing shipping containers in response to a growing demand for small and more affordable building solutions. 


Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University, College of Architecture Design and Construction, 2002


Maryland (2007 - Present)

U.S Virgin Islands (2009 - Present)

Pennsylvania (2011 - Present)

Washington, DC (2012 - Present)

Virginia (2015 - Present)

Georgia (2019 - Present)

NCARB Certificate (2011 - Present)


MBE- Baltimore City and State of Maryland (current)


  • Auburn University School of Architecture  |  Advisory Council  |  2008 - 2016

  • Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street Organization  |  Board of Directors  |  2011 - 2016

  • Neighborhood Design Center | Board of Directors | 2017 - 2019

  • Baltimore Design School | Board of Directors (Parent Trustee) | 2022 -


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)


Void Design Competition, First Prize, sponsored by the Baltimore Historic Society, 2003

Living Smart: Big Ideas for Small Lots, sponsored by the City of Portland Bureau of Development Services, 2004

Western Maryland Welcome Center Sustainability Showcase Design Competition sponsored by the Maryland Department of Transportation Highway Administration, 2004

Architectural Record, Record News, December 2006, House of Dance and Feathers (Project Locus)

Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency, 2002, Project Credits: Lewis House

A Museum by Ronald W. Lewis, 2009, The House of Dance & Feathers

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