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emeritus architecture educator

Frederick Doveton Nichols, emeritus architecture educator. Recipient Thomas Jefferson Distinguished Teaching award University Virginia, 1979, Distinguished Faculty award University Virginia Alumni Association, 1975, Architectural Special Honor award University Virginia and Virginia Museum Fine Arts, 1960, Public Service award United States Department Interior; Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1963; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979.

Background

Nichols, Frederick Doveton was born on July 1, 1911.

Education

Student, Colorado College, 1931. Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1935.

Career

Regional director historic buildings survey National Park Service, 1935-1941. Head architectural studies program University Hawaii, 1946-1950. Associate professor art and architecture University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1950-1960, professor, 1960-1967, Cary Daughter of Langhorne professor architecture, 1967, now emeritus, former chairman division architectural history School Architecture, also university designer buildings and restoration, restoration consultant Jefferson's buildings, from 1970.

Member National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1941-1946. Member Monticello Restoration Committee, 1956, consultant restoration, since 1970. Member Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, 1966-1988.

Member National Fine Arts Commission, 1976-1980. Board directors, trustee Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1970. Member properties committee National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1958-1978.

Member Drayton Hall Charleston South Carolina Council. Consultant restorations Harewood, Virginia, Stratford, Virginia, Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia, Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Virginia, John Marshall House, Richmond, Virginia, Woodrow Wilson birthplace, Staunton, Virginia, Tudor Place, Georgetown, Washington, Oatlands, Hamlet, Virginia. Guide, lecturer Jefferson's Garden Tour of France and England Smithsonian Institution, 1978.

Architectural consultant The Eye of Jefferson Exhibition, 1976. Founding member advisory board Jeffersonian Restoration, since 1984. Lecturer in field.

Works

Membership

With United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Fellow American Institute of Architects (member task force preservation West front Capitol building since 1978). Member American Association Architectural Bibliographers (board directors 1957, founding governor), Walpole Society, Century Association, Colonnade Club.