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Hugh Ferriss

Hugh Ferriss, American architect, artist. Member New York City Art Commission, 1950-1953. Original work exhibited at Whitney Museum American Art, 1942; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president New York chapter 1952-1954); member Architectural League of New York (past president; Club: Century Association.

Background

  • Ferriss, Hugh was born on July 12, 1889 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Son of Franklin and Elizabeth Hall Ferriss.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Washington University, 1911, honorary Master Architecture, 1928.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Jean (Mistress John Foster Leich). Own practice since 1915, specializing in drawings visualizing future buildings and cities. Consultant on building projects of the United States and New York agencies, and of numerous private concerns.

      On United Nations Headquarters planning staff, 1947-1950.

    Works

    • Author: Power in Buildings, 1953. Also articles in professional journals.

    Membership

    Member New York City Art Commission, 1950-1953. Original work exhibited at Whitney Museum American Art, 1942. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president New York chapter 1952-1954).

    Member Architectural League of New York (past president. Club: Century Association.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Lapham, May 4, 1914.
    • father: Franklin Ferriss
    • mother: Elizabeth Hall Ferriss
    • spouse: Dorothy Lapham
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    Died January 28, 1962
    (aged 72)
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