J. Max Bond also served as Dean of The City College of New York School of Architecture and Environmental Studies from 1985 to 1992, which also housed the CCA City College Architectural Center which provided design services to communities throughout New York City.
The J. Max Bond Center was founded in 2012. Max was the nation’s most significant African American architect of his time and a tireless advocate for social and spatial justice. His commitment was exhibited in his professional work as well as his leadership as Executive Director of (ARCH) The Architects Renewal Committee of Harlem from 1967 – 1968. The Bond Center for Urban Futures shares the lineage of ARCH, the nation’s first community based design center (CDC) founded in 1964 by Richard Hatcher.