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Architect

Brooks Martin, American architect. Registered architect. Decorated Purple Heart. Recipient Guptil certified Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1941.

Background

Martin, Brooks was born on September 23, 1913 in Colorado, Texas, United States. Son of A.D. and Ury (Brooks) Martin.

Education

B. Architect, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1940. B. Architect, Harvard University, 1952. M. Architect, Harvard University, 1953.

Career

Architect in private practice, Bryan, Texas, 1948-1951. Architect in private practice San Antonio, since 1959, Mexico, since 1962. Assistant architect Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1945-1948.

Consultant Fehr & Granger, Austin, Texas, 1950. Designer, architect Carl Koch, Boston, 1952. Associate architect Hugh Stubbins Junior, Boston, 1952-1954.

Architect Samuel Glaser Associates, Boston, 1955. Senior research architect Southwestern Research Institute, San Antonio, 1956-1958. Visiting critic design Harvard University, 1953, Boston Architectural Center, 1955.

Architectural advisory Jackson Todd Medd Memorial Foundation Cancer Research., board directors, since 1960, president. Secretary Savannah Corporation, Argyle Investment Company, San Antonio.

Achievements

  • Registered architect.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include St. Mary's University Law School, 1959, Navarro Houses restoration, 1962-1964, Cine Tacubaya, Mexico City, 1963, apartment house project, 1963.

Membership

Board directors La Prensa, 1959-1961. Served with United States Army, World World War II. Fellow American Institute of Architects (College Fellows, 2nd prize National Journalism award 1959, 73).

Member Texas Society Architects (award merit 1963), San Antonio Conservation Society (honorary), San Antonio Chamber of C., Alpha Rho Chi (medal 1952) Lodges: Kiwanis.

Connections

Married Orabel Foster, May 16, 1941.

father:
A.D. Martin

mother:
Ury (Brooks) Martin

spouse:
Orabel Foster