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A. Lawrence Kocher, American architect, editor.


Kocher, A. Lawrence was born on July 24, 1885 in San Jose, California, United States. Son of Rudolph and Anna (Luchsinger) Kocher.


Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, 1909. Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1910-1912. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State College, 1916.

New York University, 1924-1925.


And head of department, 1918-1926. Head of McIntire School of Art and Architecture, University of Virginia, 1926-1928. Special lecturer Summer School, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1926.

Managing editor, editor Architectural Record, New York City, 1928-1938. Visting professor architecture, Carnegie Institute Technology, Pittsburgh, 1938-1940. Professor architecture, Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, North Carolina (Carnegie Corporation Grant), 1940-1943.

Lecturer in Fine Arts College of William and Mary, 1944-1959. Architectural consultant National Park Service, Jamestown Festival, 1957. Supervising architect, restoration of home of Washington Irving, Tarrytown, New York Editor architectural records Colonial Williamsburg, 1944-1954.


  • Other Work

    • Editor architectural records Colonial Williamsburg, 1944-1954.


Member State Board of Registration of Architects and Engineers of Virginia. Member American Institute Architects (Chairman of Commission on preservation historic monuments and scenery), College Art Association America, Architectural League of New York, Sigma Phi, Sigma Tau, Alpha Rho Chi, Scarab. Member Advisory Committee of Architects on Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, 1928-1969.

United States delegate International Congress, Art and Applied Design, Paris, 1937. Honorary; member Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Salmagundi (New York) Colonnade (U. Virginia).


Married Amy Agnes Moerder, May 23, 1910. Married second, Margaret Mercedes Taylor, 1932. Children: Sandra A., Lawrence T. Was instructor in architecture, Pennsylvania State College.

Rudolph Kocher

Anna (Luchsinger) Kocher

Amy Agnes Moerder

Margaret Mercedes Taylor

Pennsylvania State College Kocher

Lawrence T. Was instructor in architecture Kocher

Sandra A. Kocher