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Robert Bradford Newman

Robert Bradford Newman, acoustical consulting company director, architecture educator. Recipient Franklin Institute Brown medal, 1966. Fellow Acoustical Society American.


  • Newman, Robert Bradford was born on November 5, 1917 in Unkung, Kwangtung, China. Son of Henry Ware and Ethel Marian (Smith) N. (parents American citizens).

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1938, Master of Arts, 1939. M. Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1949. Doctor of Science (honorary), Lawrence College, 1963.


    • Partner Bolt Beranek & Newman, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1949-1953, vice president, 1953-1982, consultant, from 1982. Associate professor architecture Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1949-1976, Adjunct Professor, from 1976. Visiting lecturer acoustics Harvard University, 1955-1971, professor architecture technical, from 1971, acoustics designer auditoriums and concert halls in, United States, Canada, P.R., Venezuela, Australia, Philippines, Singapore.


    • Contributor to: Time Saver Standards. Board of directors DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1968-1978, president, 1971-1974.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Fellow Acoustical Society American.


    • Married Mary Louise Herod, October 18, 1941 (divorced 1954). Children: Catherine, Henry, Bradford.
    • father: Henry Ware Am
    • mother: Ethel Marian (Smith) N. (parents Am
    • spouse: Mary Louise Herod
    • children: Catherine Newman
    • Henry Newman
    • Bradford Newman
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    Born November 5, 1917