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historian , Architectural educator

Buford Lindsay Pickens, American architectural educator, historian.

Background

Pickens, Buford Lindsay was born on January 15, 1906 in Coffeyville, Kansas, United States. Son of Samuel Milton and Emily (Grigson) Pickens.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois, 1930; A.M. (fellow), University of Chicago, 1937.

Career

Architectural work, Chicago, 1925-1928, 30-35; instructor, Ohio U., 1937-1938; private practice residential architecture, community planning consultant, 1938-1995; assistant professor, Wayne U., Detroit, 1938-1945; professor, director, School Architecture, Tulane University, 1946-1953; professor, Washington University, 1953-1974; professor emeritus, Washington University, 1974-1995; dean, Washington University (School Architecture), 1953-1956; director campus planning, Washington University (School Architecture), 1956-1963. Visiting lecturer University of Minnesota, summer 1940. Consultant Detroit City Planning Commission, 1944-1945.

Member Vieux Carre Commission, New Orleans, 1947-1952. Member Fulbright Advisory Screening Committee, 1958-1960, Joint American Institute of Architects/ACSA Award Committee, 1976-1979.

Membership

History building commissioner, Missouri, 1960-1973, history building commissioner, St. Louis County, 1964-1974. Served United States Army as instructor University Training Command, 1945, Florence, Italy. Fellow American Institute of Architects.

Member Society Architectural Historians (president 1950), Association Collegiate Schools Architecture (president 1957-1959), Alpha Rho Chi.

Connections

Married Jenny Grönner Johnsen, June 2, 1934. Children: Lindsay Lloyd, Grigson Buford.

father:
Samuel Milton Pickens

mother:
Emily (Grigson) Pickens

spouse:
Jenny Grönner Johnsen

child:
Lindsay Lloyd Pickens

child:
Grigson Buford Pickens