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Architect , educator

Donald Porter Ryder, American Architect, educator. Registered architecture New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1945-1947; Fellow American Institute of Architects; member of New York Association Architects, National Organisation Black Architects, New York State Board for Architecture, Sigma Pi Phi.

Background

Ryder, Donald Porter was born on August 28, 1926 in Springfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Earl and Miriam (Curtis) Ryder.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Illinois, 1951.

Career

Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, 1952-1959; designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York City, 1959-1961; designer, Marcel Breuer, New York City, 1961-1962; project architect, Harrison & Abramovitz, New York City, 1962-1967; partner, Bond Ryder Associations, New York City, since 1968. Adjunct Professor architecture CUNY, 1972-1977, associate professor, 1977-1983, professor, chairman architecture, since 1983. Visiting associate professor Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1976-1978.

Achievements

  • Registered architecture New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Architectural works include: Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Center for Social Change (Atlanta Urban Design Commission award 1982). Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority award 1982).

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1945-1947. Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member of New York Association Architects, National Organisation Black Architects, New York State Board for Architecture, Sigma Pi Phi.

Connections

Married Shauneille Gantt Perry, August 24, 1957. Children— Lorraine, Natalie, Gail.

father:
Earl Ryder

mother:
Miriam (Curtis) Ryder

spouse:
Shauneille Gantt Perry

child:
Natalie Ryder

child:
Lorraine Ryder

child:
Gail Ryder