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Architect

David Norton Yerkes, American architect. Firm recipient numerous regional and national awards; recipient Kemper award American Institute of Architects, 1972. Served to captain Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Fellow American Institute of Architects (board directors 1965-1968, vice president 1968-1969, chairman national honor awards jury 1966, chairman Reynolds Memorial award jury 1969, president foundation 1974-1976).

Background

Yerkes, David Norton was born on November 5, 1911 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert Mearns and Ada (Watterson) Yerkes.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard University, 1933. Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1935.

Career

Draftsman, designer, Chicago and Washington, 1937-1939, Deigert & Yerkes and Associates, Washington, 1945—1965, David N. Yerkes & Associates, Washington, 1965—1969, Yerkes, Pappas and Parker, 1980-1983. Member panel architectural advisers National Commission Fine Arts, 1961-1963, 79-82. Vice chairman Presidential Inaugural Parade Committee, 1965.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Voice of America Studios, Washington, 1958, National Arboretum Headquarters Building American Embassy, Somalia, also Madeira School Auditorium, 1969. 4 stations Washington subway system, 1971-1981, headquarters, National Trust Historic Preservation, Washington, 1977, suite, Time, Incorporated, Washington, 1980, also various schools, labs. Paintings exhibited in New England and Washington.

Membership

Served to captain Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Fellow American Institute of Architects (board directors 1965-1968, vice president 1968-1969, chairman national honor awards jury 1966, chairman Reynolds Memorial award jury 1969, president foundation 1974-1976).

Connections

Married Catharine Noyes, October 7, 1939 (deceased 1969). 1 daughter, Catharine. Married Sarah Hitchcock Satterlee, July 9, 1972.

father:
Robert Mearns Yerkes

mother:
Ada (Watterson) Yerkes

spouse:
Catharine Noyes

spouse:
Sarah Hitchcock Satterlee