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Architect , educator

Curtis Wray Besinger, American architect, educator. Licensed architect. Named Distinguished Alumni School Architecture and Urban Design, University Kansas, 1978, University Kansas Distinguished Service citation, 1995.

Background

Besinger, Curtis Wray was born on June 12, 1914 in Stanberry, Missouri, United States. Son of John Wray and Kitty Cuma (Chilton) Besinger.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University Kansas, 1936.

Career

Draftsman Joseph W. Radotinsky, Kansas City, Kansas, 1936-1939. Apprentice Frank Lloyd Wright, Spring Green, Wisconsin, 1939-1943, senior apprentice, 1943-1955. Instructor University Kansas, Lawrence, 1955-1956, assistant professor, 1957-1959, associate professor, 1959-1965, professor architecture, 1965-1984, professor emeritus, since 1984.

Technical editor House Beautiful Magazine, New York City, 1956-1957, architectural consultant, 1957-1965.

Achievements

  • Licensed architect.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Architect residences, since 1955.

Membership

Member Historic Sites Board Review State Kansas, 1968-1990. Member American Institute of Architects (emeritus), Society Architectural Historians, National Trust Historic Preservation, Tau Beta Pi (honorary), Tau Sigma Delta (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music.

Connections

father:
John Wray Besinger

mother:
Kitty Cuma (Chilton) Besinger