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Leopold Arnaud

Leopold Arnaud, American architect, educator. Decorated Silver Star citation; recipient Silver medal Society des Architectes Diplômes par le Government Francais; Medaille du Professeurat, Society des Architectes Provinciaux, France; chevalier Legion of Honor (France), 1949, officier, 1959; cavalry officer Merito della Repubblica (Italy), 1955; knight Order Corpus Christi, Toledo (Spain), 1966; grand officier Order Isabela Catolica (Spain), 1976.


  • Arnaud, Leopold was born on March 2, 1895 in New York City. Son of Leopold and Fortunee (Zarcharie) Arnaud.

  • Education

    • Graduate Lycee Janson de Sailly (U. Paris), 1914. Bachelor of Architecture, Columbia, 1918, Master of Science in Architecture, 1933. Student École des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1919-1924 (Architecte Diplôme par le Governement Francais).


    • Architectural designer Warren & Wetmore, architects, New York, 1924-1929. Designer Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker, New York, 1929-1932. Lecturer history of architecture Columbia, 1929-1932, instructor architecture, 1933-1935, assistant professor, acting dean School Architecture, 1935-1937, professor of history of architecture, 1937-1942, Ware professor architecture, 1942, dean architecture, 1937-1960.

      Dean emeritus and Ware professor emeritus, 1960-1984, director School Painting and Sculpture, 1948-1956, School Dramatic Arts, 1948-1953. Director Casa Italiana, Columbia, 1950-1955. Visiting Carnegie professor to S.A., 1943.

      Department State lecturer South America, 1954. With United States Information Agency, 1959-1964. Cultural attache American embassy, Brazil, 1960-1962, American embassy, Spain, 1962-1964.


    • Contributor to architectural journals.


    Served with Field Artillery, United States Army United States Army, 1917-1919, American Expeditionary Force, 13 months. Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member Association Collegiate Schools Architecture (president 1940-1942), School Art League of New York (president 1941-1945), Theta Delta Chi.

    Member Instituto de Cultura Hispánica Madrid, societies architects of Peru, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Ecuador and Colombia. Member National Academy Fine Arts, Argentina, Academie d’Archtecture de Paris. Clubs: Century, Columbia University, Ex-mems. of Squadron A.


    • Married Blanchette Stearns, November 5, 1927. Children: Blanche Fortunee, Anthony Leopold.
    • father: Leopold Arnaud
    • mother: Fortunee (Zarcharie) Arnaud
    • spouse: Blanchette Stearns
    • children: Blanche Fortunee Arnaud
    • Anthony Leopold Arnaud
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    Born March 2, 1895
    Died December 9, 1984
    (aged 89)