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Albert Mayer

architect , town planner.

Albert Mayer, American architect, town planner. award American Soc; award Bd; award for promoting city’s aesthetic interests, 1965; award New York Chapter.


Mayer, Albert was born on December 29, 1897 in New York City. Son of Bernhard and Sophia (Buttenwieser) Mayer.


Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1917. Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1919.


; children—Stella, Kerry. Married second, Marion Mill Preminger, March 21, 1961 (deceased 1972). Married 3d Magda Wilhelm Pastor, January 9, 1975.


  • Author: Pilot Project. India, 1958

  • re-public, 1973. The Urgent Future: People, Housing, City, Region, 1967.

    (monograph) Greenbelt Towns Revisited, 1968. Section Urban Planning in the United States, in Encyclopedia Urban Planning, 1973.


Member firm Mayer Whittlesey & Glass, New York City, 1935-1961. Served as Second lieutenant Army of the United States, 1918, lieutenant colonel, 1942-1945. Received Apartment House Medal, New York chapter American Institute of Architects, 1940, 1952, Medal of Honor, 1952, citation for court New School Social Research, 1963.

Member American Institute Planners, American Society of Civil Engineers, Housing Study Guild (co-founder), Regional Development Council American, Regional Plan Association New York (director), American Society of Civil Engineers, New York State Citizens’ Council (past director), Phi Beta Kappa. Club: Technology (New York City).


Married Phyllis Carter, August 20, 1925 (divorced 1961).; married second, Marion Mill Preminger, March 21, 1961 (deceased.; married 3d Magda Wilhelm Pastor, January 9, 1975.

Children: Stella, Kerry.

Bernhard Mayer

Sophia (Buttenwieser) Mayer

Phyllis Carter

Marion Mill Preminger

3d Magda Wilhelm Pastor

Stella Mayer

Kerry Mayer