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Emily Virginia Obst Edit Profile

Architect , planner

Emily Virginia Obst, American architect, planner. award 1975), St. Member American Institute of Architects (president Palm Beach chapter 1975-1976, Hilliard Smith Silver medal 1987).

Background

Obst, Emily Virginia was born on December 18, 1918 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Morris Stettiner and Diana Valentine (Umstadter) Turk.

Education

Bachelor, Barnard College, 1939. Master of Architecture, Columbia University, 1944.

Career

Registered architect, Florida Draftsman New York district United States Corps. Engineers, 1942-1943. Architectural designer United States Navy, Key West, Florida, 1944.

Principal Obst Associations, Palm Beach, Florida, 1950-1978. President, Chief Executive Officer Obst. Associations, Architects/Planners, Inc., West Palm Beach, Florida, 1979-1984.

Chair Palm Beach County Land Use Advisory Board, 1980-1981. Principal works include Lourdes-Noreen McKeen Nursing Home, Country Squire Inn, Lake Worth, Florida, Walter Heller Office Building, Miami (award 1975), St. Catherines Greek Orthodox Church, 1950, Gemini Club, North Palm Beach, Southgate, Palm Beach. Chair advisory board Southern Florida Public Telecomm., Boynton Beach, Florida, 1983-1984, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, West PalmBeach, 1958.

Board directors Civic Music Association of Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach. Chair planning board Town of Lake Clarke Shores, Florida, 1973.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Florida.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Lourdes-Noreen McKeen Nursing Home, Country Squire Inn, Lake Worth, Florida, Walter Heller Office Building, Miami (award 1975), St. Catherines Greek Orthodox Church, Gemini Club, North Palm Beach, Southgate, Palm Beach.

Membership

Chair advisory board Southern Florida Public Telecomm., Boynton Beach, Florida, 1953-1984, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach, 1958. Board directors Civic Music Association of Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach. Chair planning board Town of Lake Clarke Shores, Florida, 1973.

Member American Institute of Architects (president Palm Beach chapter 1975-1976, Hilliard Smith Silver medal 1987).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, genealogy.

Connections

Married Harold Anthony Obst, November 8, 1943. Children: Anthony, Mary Diana (deceased), James Hagen.

father:
Morris Stettiner Turk

mother:
Diana Valentine (Umstadter) Turk

spouse:
Harold Anthony Obst

child:
James Hagen Obst

child:
Mary Diana Obst (deceased)

child:
Anthony Obst