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Frederick Gutheim

Frederick Gutheim, American writer, consultant.


  • Gutheim, Frederick was born on March 3, 1908 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of August G. and Augusta (Meiser) Gutheim.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Wisconsin, 1931. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1935. Degree in public service (honorary), George Washington University, 1979.

      Doctorate (honorary), University Maryland, 1989.


    • Member staff Brookings Institution, 1931-1933. With federal housing and planning agencies, 1935-1947. Assistant director French Mission for Reconstrn. and Urbanism, 1946-1947.

      Staff writer New York Herald-Tribune, 1947-1950. Assistant executive director American Institute of Architects, 1950-1953. Private practice as planning and history preservation consultant, from 1953.

      Chairman international consultant Gutheim/Seelig/Erickson, 1971-1981. Staff director Joint Committee on Washington Metropolitan Problems United States Congress, 1958-1960. President Washington Center for Metropolitan Studies, 1960-1965, Senior fellow, 1965-1980.

      Producer-director exhibitions Museum Modern Art, 1939, United States Information Agency, 1953-1958, National Gallery Art, 1956. Director architectural research projects University Michigan. Lecturer Cornell University, 1950.

      Visiting professor Williams College, 1969. Distinguished visiting professor environmental, studies Central Washington University, 1970. Adjunct professor American history and civilization, urban and regional planning George Washington University, from 1971, also research consultant, director graduate program in historic preservation.


    • Houses for Family Living
    • Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos.
    • Housing as environment
    • Among the 42 participants were urban planners, architects housing directors of major US cities, psychologists, economists, etc.


    Commissioner Upper Montgomery County (Maryland) Planning Committee, 1950-1957. Member National Capital Regional Planning Council, 1952-1957, President's Council on Pennsylvania Ave, 1962-1964, President's Task Force on Natural Beauty, 1964, United States Capitol Master Plan Group, 1976-1982. Chairman National Capital Transportation Agency Board, 1961-1965.

    Member Potomac Planning Task Force, Department Interior, 1965-1967. Chairman Frederick Law Olmsted Sesquicentennial, 1972, Sugarloaf Regional Trails, Maryland, from 1974, United Nations Housing and Planning Mission to Zambia, 1965, National Trust Honor Awards Jury, 1982. Consultant on environmental, habitat conferences United Nations, 1965-1978.

    Member Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission, 1979-1981. Adviser National Association Olmsted Parks, 1980-1986. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

    Fellow United States International Council Monuments and Sites. Member American Institute of Architects (honorary, Medallist 1978, honorary award with Capitol master plan group, 1986), Italian Town Planning Institute (honorary), American Institute Certified Planners, International Federation for Housing and Planning (member council from 1977). Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

    14 W. Hamilton St. (Baltimore).


    • Married Mary Purdon, June 8, 1935. L son, Nicholas.
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    • 1931
      University Wisconsin
    • 1935
      University Chicago
    • 1979
      George Washington University
    • 1989
      University Maryland
    • 1931 - 1933
      Member, staff Brookings Institution
    • 1935 - 1947
      with federal housing and planning agencies
    • 1946 - 1947
      assistant, director French Mission for Reconstrn. and Urbanism
    • 1947 - 1950
      staff writer, New York Herald-Tribune
    • 1950 - 1953
      assistant, executive director American Institute of Architects
    • 1971 - 1981
      chairman, international consultant Gutheim/Seelig/Erickson
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