Clark Atlanta University (CAU) was formed with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College. Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans.

Clark College, established four years later in 1869, was the nation’s first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African American student population. Clark Atlanta University is the largest of the institutions in the Atlanta University Consortium which includes Morehouse College, Spelman College, Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Morehouse School of Medicine, and Morris Brown College. Notable alumni and professors of CAU include Hank Johnson, WEB DuBois, and Fred Mitchell.

Ujamaa Construction was selected by Clark Atlanta University to renovate an existing storage space in the Cornelius Henderson Student Center into the Office of Religious Life. The space was originally a prayer room for the Office of Religious Life in the 2000’s and was decommissioned and moved to the Religion Department located in Haven Warren Hall. The work includes abatement, demolition, installation of new finishes, Sprinkler, HVAC, Electrical and Low Voltage Work.

As with most of our projects for educational institutions, Ujamaa was able to improve the quality of learning for students furthering their education post high school. Furthermore, because Clark Atlanta University is a Historically Black College/ University, this project furthers our commitment to diversity.


Clark Atlanta University – Office for Religious Life


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