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Edward Larrabee Barnes

Architect

Edward Larrabee Barnes, American architect. Fellow American Institute of Architects (Medal of Honor New York chapter 1971, collaborative achievement in architecture 1972, Honor award 1972, 77, 86, Firm award 1980, 25 Year award 1994, President award New York chapter), American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, Century Association.

Background

Barnes, Edward Larrabee was born on April 22, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Cecil and Margaret Helen (Ayer) Barnes.

Education

Bachelor of Science cum laude, Harvard University, 1938. Master in Architecture (Sheldon Travelling fellow), Harvard University, 1942. D. Fine Arts (honorary), Rhode Island School Design, 1983.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Amherst College, 1984.

Career

Architect, New York City, 1949—2004. Practice includes pre-fabricated house, private houses, camps, academy buildings & master plans, office buildings and corporation headquarters, museums, botanical gardens. Architectural design critic, lecturer Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1954-1959.

Design critic, lecturer Yale University, New Haven, 1957-1964. Eliot Noyes critic Harvard University, 1979. Thomas Jefferson professor architecture University Virginia, 1980.

Member Westchester Council of Arts, 1967-1971, Urban Design Council of New York City, 1972-1976. Trustee American Academy, Rome, 1963-1978, 1st vice president, 1973, 1st vice chairman, 1975. Visiting committee Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965-1968, Harvard Graduate School Design.

1978-1988; associate National Academy Design, 1969, academician, 1974-2004. Board directors Municipal Art Society, 1960, treasurer, 1961. Trustee Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1975-1993, life trustee, 1993-2004.

Member advisory council Trust for Public Land, 1984-1990. Member Westchester County Planning Board, 1976-1988.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Work exhibited Museum Modern Art, New York City, Sarah Scaife Gallery, Pittsburgh, Whitney Museum, New York City, National Building Museum, Washington. Work public in architectural magazines.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Architects (Medal of Honor New York chapter 1971, collaborative achievement in architecture 1972, Honor award 1972, 77, 86, Firm award 1980, 25 Year award 1994, President award New York chapter), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, Century Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, piano, sailing, climbing.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Coss, March 4, 1944. 1 child, John Cecil.

father:
Cecil Barnes

mother:
Margaret Helen (Ayer) Barnes

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Coss

child:
John Cecil Barnes