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Burton Kenneth Johnstone

Burton Kenneth Johnstone, American architect. Recipient Rome prize in Architecture, 1929, Scarab gold medal, 1941.

Background

  • Johnstone, Burton Kenneth was born on January 20, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Burton Clermont and Margaret (Wulff) Johnstone.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Illinois, 1928. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale, 1929. Fellow American Academy in Rome (Italy), 1929-1932.

      Student Lake Forest (Illinois) Foundation for Architecture and Landscape Architecture, summer 1928.

    Career

    • Draftsman, Granger and Bollenbacher, Chicago, 1924. Teaching assistant University of Illinois, 1928, Yale, 1929. Member of faculty Pennsylvania State College, 1933-1979, successively assistant professor architecture, associate professor, professor and head department architecture, 1938-1945.

      Dean College Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute Technology, 1945-1952.

    Works

    • Author: (with others) Building or Buying a House, 1945. Contributor to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of faculty Pennsylvania State College, 1933-1979, successively assistant professor architecture, associate professor, professor and head department architecture, 1938-1945. Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member Pennsylvania Society Architects, Association Collegiate Schools Architecture (past president), Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau, Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Scarab (past national president).

    Connections

    • Married Helene Estelle Hetzel, August 27, 1938. Children: Dorn Kenneth, Robert Philip.
    • father: Burton Clermont Johnstone
    • mother: Margaret (Wulff) Johnstone
    • spouse: Helene Estelle Hetzel
    • children: Dorn Kenneth Johnstone
    • Robert Philip Johnstone
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    Born January 20, 1907
    Died January 1, 1979
    (aged 71)
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