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Eliot Fette Noyes

Eliot Fette Noyes, industrial designer, architect. Recipient top annual award American Institute of Architects, also Homes for Better Living award, 1957, Industrial Arts medal, 1966. Served as major United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945.; Fellow American Institute of Architects, Royal Society Arts, Industrial Designers Society American.

Background

  • Noyes, Eliot Fette was born on August 12, 1910 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Atherton and Margaret Davenport (Fette) Noyes.

  • Education

    • Graduate Phillips Academy, Andover, 1928. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1932, Master in Architecture, 1938. Doctor of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon U., 1969.

    Career

    • Architect on Iranian Archaeol. Expedition of Oriental Institute of University of Chicago, Iran, 1935-1937. Director Department Industrial Design, Museum Modern Art, New York, 1940-1945.

      Design director Norman Bel Geddes and Company, 1946-1947. Independent practice as architect and industrial designer, 1948-1977. Associate professor, critic in architecture Yale, 1948-1953, curator of exhbns., 1948-1950.

      Consultant director design International Business Machines Corporation, Mobil Oil Corporation President International Design Conference, Aspen, 1965-1970.

    Works

    • Contributor to art publications.

    Membership

    Served as major United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945. Fellow American Institute of Architects, Royal Society Arts, Industrial Designers Society American.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Duncan Weed, December 10, 1938. Children: Mary Duncan, Eliot Fette, Frederick, Margaret Davenport.
    • father: Atherton Noyes
    • mother: Margaret Davenport (Fette) Noyes
    • spouse: Mary Duncan Weed
    • children: Mary Duncan Noyes
    • Eliot Fette Noyes
    • Frederick Noyes
    • Margaret Davenport Noyes
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    Born August 12, 1910
    Died July 18, 1977
    (aged 66)
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