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Architect

Geoffrey Platt, American architect. Decorated Order British Empire; recipient 1st prize for central business district plan Stockholm International Competition, 1935, Gold medal New York Municipal Art Society, 1968, medal New York Architectural and Engineering Society, 1972.

Background

Platt, Geoffrey was born on August 6, 1905 in Cornish, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Charles A. and Eleanor (Hardy) Platt.

Education

Graduate, St. Mark's School, 1923. AB, Harvard University, 1927. Master of Architecture, Columbia University, 1930.

Career

Member firm William & Geoffrey Platt, New York City, 1934-1972, Platt, Wyckoff & Coles, New York City, 1972-1985.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Works include buildings for Princeton University, Deerfield Academy, Smith College, Bennet College, Middlesex School, chapel at American Military Cemetery, France, General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, Virginia, Rye (New York ) City Hall, Garden Center, Cleveland, addition to Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City, houses throughout United States particularly New York and Northeast area.

Membership

Chairman New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1962-1968. Vice president New York Landmarks Conservancy. Major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

Fellow American Institute of Architects. Associate National Academy of Design.

Connections

Married Helen Choate, December 20, 1932 (deceased June 1974). Children: Penelope, Nicholas, Geoffrey. Married Alice Doubleday Holbrook, June 26, 1976.

father:
Charles A. Platt

mother:
Eleanor (Hardy) Platt

spouse:
Helen Choate

spouse:
Alice Doubleday Holbrook

child:
Penelope Platt

child:
Nicholas Platt

child:
Geoffrey Platt