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Urban planner , Landscape architect

Daniel Urban Kiley, American landscape architect, urban planner.


Kiley, Daniel Urban was born on September 2, 1912 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Louis James and Louise (Baxter) Kiley.


Student, Harvard Graduate School Design, 1936—1938. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Green Mountain College, 1993.


From apprentice to associate Warren Manning (landscape design and regional planning), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1932—1938. Planning technician Concord (New Hampshire) City Plan Board, 1938. Architect National Park Service, 1939, United States Housing Authority, 1940.

Associate Town Planning, Washington, 1940. Private practice as landscape architect, site planner, architect, 1940—2004. Lecturer, critic Baltimore Museum, 1949, Worcester (Massachusetts) Museum, 1950, Louisiana State University, 1950, Cornell University, 1957, Metropolitan Museum, 1959, North Carolina State College, 1958, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1960, Harvard University, 1962—1963, Clemson College, 1963, also universities Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania Syracuse, Virginia, Washington, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Yale University, University California Berkeley, University Utah, Salt Lake City, Harvard University, Architectural Association London, Dallas Institute Forum, Beijing, China, Nanking (Shanghai, Hangchow, also Osaka University Japan), Lawrence Technology University, Detroit, Royal Institute Architects, London.

Landscape architect in residence American Academy in Rome, 1975—1976, member jury, 1990. Graham Foundation lecturer, Chicago, 76. Member design review panel Redevelopment Land Agency, Washington.

Participant Symposium on Dan Kiley, 1980. Keynote speaker American Society Landscape Architects Florida chapter. Lecturer University Virginia, 1985, National Academy of Design, 1990, University Florida, 1991, symposium New York Botanical Garden, 1991.

Captain United States Army, World World War II.


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    • Author: The Early Gardens, 1999, articles. Principal works include Collier Residence, Falls Ch. Urch, Virginia, 1940, Nuremburg Courtroom, Nuremburg, Germany, 1945, Jefferson Memorial Arch, St. Louis, 1947, Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada new city, 1951, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1955, The Miller House, Columbus, Indiana, 1955, Rockefeller Institute, New York, 1956, Irwin Miller residence, Columbus, Indiana, 1956, Union Carbide and Carbon, Westchester, New York, 1957, Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1958, Independence Mall, 3d block, Phila, 1959-1960, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1960, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1960, Yale University, 1961, Dulles Internat Airport, Washington, 1961-1963, National Academy of Sciences, 1961, Cummins Engine Plant, Columbus, Indiana, 1962, Chrysler-Cummins Plant, Darlington, England, Burr-McManus Plz.

      , Hartford, Connecticut, 1962, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1962, Oakland (California) Museum, 1962, The Chicago Filtration Plant, 1962, National Center Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, 1963, Fredonia (New York ) State College, 1963, Potsdam (New York ) State College, University Lagos, Nigeria, Central Filtration Plant, Chicago, Chicago Art Institute, 1963, Independence Mall, 3d block, Philadelphia, 1963, Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1963, Ford Foundation Building, New York City, 1964, The North Christian Church, 1964, Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company, 1968, Washington Mall and Tidal Basin, 1968, The Oakland Museum, 1969, Ford Foundation Office Building, New York City, 1969, 10th St. Overlook, Washington, 1970, Fort Lawton Park, Seattle, 1972, Louisiana Defense, Paris, 1972, Victorian Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1976, New York Botanical Garden master plan, 1973, Indiana Bell Telephone, 1974, East Wing National Gallery Art, Washington, 1976, interior court, Yale Center British Art, 1977, Coca-Cola World Headquarters master plan, Atlanta, 1977, Woodruff Park, 1977, Cary Arbotetum, Millbrook, New York, 1977, New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, 1978, campus plan, Gallaudet College for Deaf, Washington, J.F. Kennedy Library., Boston, 1978, Cummins Brussels, Belgium, 1978, Belle Isle Park, Detroit, 1978, Detroit Art Institute, 1979, Dallas Art Museum, 1980, London Standard Chartered Bank, 1980, San Antonio Art Museum, 1981, British Rys., London, 1981, Bank of Korea, Seoul, 1981, Silicon Valley Finance Center, 1984, North Carolina National Bank, Tampa, Florida, 1987, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 1985, United States Embassy, Amman, Jordan, 1985, Vanderbilt University Campus, 1985, Lake Shore Park, Chicago, 1985-1986, St. John's College, 1986, Fountain Place, Dallas, 1986-1987, Carnegie Center Charlotte, North Carolina, 1987, Nelson-Atkins Museum, 1987, Henry Moore Sculpture Park, 1988, National Sculpture Garden on the Mall, Washington, 1989, A G Group Headquarters, Brussels, 1989, Buck Center for Research on Aging, Novato, California, 1989, University of Massachusetts Boston-Warner, Los Angeles, 1989, Washington International University, Virginia, 1989, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1989, St. Louis Art Museum, since 1989, Guam Legislation buildings, Agana, since 1990, Norman Lear, Brentwood, California, 1990, Bailey Plz.

      , Cornell University, 1990, Riverside Park, Corning, New York, 1990, Superblock Master Plan, Los Angeles, 1990, Westmount Public Library., Montreal, 1991, Navy Pier, Chicago, since 1991, Twin Farms Inn, Barnard, Vermont, since 1991, Pierpont Morgan Library., New York City, since 1992, University Ottawa, Canada, since 1992, Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France, 1992, Lehr Reserve, Miami, 1993, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Connecticut, 1993, Kimmel Reserve, Salisbury, Connecticut, 1993, Buck Center, Novato, California, 1993, Lloyd's Register of Shipping Headquarters, Sussex, England, since 1993, West Palm Beach Parks, Florida, since 1993, London Architectural Education Economic Galleries, 1994, Kusko Reserve, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1995, numerous others, joint exhibition, United States of America/Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1990.


Member BiState Planning Commission, Lake Champlain Basin Region, 1959-1963. Mem President's Advisory Council Planning Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, 1962-1965. Member Vermont Board Architects Registration, 1963.

Jury S.W. Redevelopment Area, Washington, Boston Redevelopment Authority, 1963, National Honor Awards, Urban Redevelopment Authority. Also Federal Housing Administration, Washington, 1964. Member technical review commission on state land use plan State of Vermont, 1975.

Design advisory group Cambridge (Massachusetts) Redevelopment Board, 1978. Served to captain Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member National Academy of Design.


Married Anne Lothrop Sturges, June 11, 1942. Children: Kathleen, Kor, Christopher, Antonia, Timothy, Christina, Aaron Alcott, Caleb.

Louis James Kiley

Louise (Baxter) Kiley

Anne Lothrop Sturges

Antonia Kiley

Kathleen Kiley

Aaron Alcott Kiley

Kor Kiley

Timothy Kiley

Caleb Kiley

Christina Kiley

Christopher Kiley