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Donald Beekman Myer, American architect. Registered architect Virginia, District of Columbia. Named Architect of Year, District of Columbia Council Engineering and Architectural Societies, 2005; named one of 77 People to Watch award, Washingtonian Magazine, 1987; grantee Europa-Nostra Seminar Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, Poland, 1974.


Myer, Donald Beekman was born on August 25, 1937 in Cleveland. Son of Beekman Walter and Jennie Helen (Gimpel) Myer.


Bachelor of Architecture, University Illinois, 1961. Master of Architecture, University Illinois, 1962.


Supervisory architect National Park Service, Philadelphia, Washington, Cape, Massachusetts, 1962-1965. Assistant secretary Commission Fine Arts, Washington, 1965-1997. Administration, budget and grants consultant Keyes, Lethbridge & Condon, Architects, 1968-1970.

Clerk of works Washington National Cathedral, 1998-2001. Curator building and grounds Tudor Place, Georgetown, 2001—2002. Strategic counsel consultant, since 2002.

Consultant Preservation Galveston (Texas) History Foundation, 1968-1969, Joint Committee on Landmarks, Washington, 1969. Faculty consultant School of Architecture, Catholic University American, 1990—2008. Member buildings and grounds committee Protestant Episcopal Cathedral, 2003-2010.

Member United States Capital Visiting Center Arts Panel, 2004-2005. Board, directors, chair design advisory committee Adams Memorial Foundation, since 2006, director, District Columbia Preservation Leaque, since 2008. Chair Preservation League Project Review Committee, since 2009.


  • Registered architect Virginia, District of Columbia.


Member faculty Smithsonian Resident Associates, Washington, 1973-1981. President Washington Architectural Foundation, 1998-2000. Trustee Committee of 100 on the Federal City, 1997-2000.

Member buildings and grounds committee, Protestant Episcopalian Cathedral, 2003-2010. Fellow American Institute of Architects (chair history resources 1976, vice president foundation 1980, chapter president 1987, fellows selection jury 1998-2000, awarded Centennial Medal, Washington chapter 2004). Member Woodley Park Men's Club (president 1979-1982), Lambda Alpha (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    History, travel, photography, painting.


Married Ellen Jane Schwartz, June 10, 1970. 1 child, Jamie Beekman.

Beekman Walter Myer

Jennie Helen (Gimpel) Myer

Ellen Jane Schwartz

Jamie Beekman Myer