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George Holmes Perkins, American architectural educator, architect.


Perkins, George Holmes was born on October 10, 1904 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George Howard and Josephine (Schock) Perkins.


Student, Phillips-Exeter Academy, 1922. AB, Harvard University, 1926. Master in Architecture, Harvard University, 1929.

Doctor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1972.


Instructor architecture University Michigan, 1929-1930. Instructor architecture Harvard, 1930-1936, assistant professor, 1936-1939, associate professor, 1939-1942, Norton professor regional planning, chairman department, 1945-1951. Dean, chairman department architecture Graduate School Fine Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1951-1971, professor architecture and urbanism, since 1971.

Practicing architect and city planner, since 1933. Assistant regional representative, acting director urban development division National Housing Agency, 1942-1945. Consultant British Ministry of Town and Country Planning, 1946, United Nations, 1946, 55-56.

Consultant to Government Turkey, 1958-1960, Baltimore Redevelopment Authority, Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, Worcester Redevelopment Authority. Member Cambridge Planning Board, 1950-1951. Director Philadelphia Housing Association, 1951-1956, president, 1953-1956.

Director Citizens Council City Planning, 1951-1954. Chairman Philadelphia Zoning Commission, 1955-1958, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, 1958-1968. Director Philadelphia Port Corporation, Old Philadelphia Development Corporation, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.


Member Philadelphia Commission Higher Education. Trustee Fairmount Park Art Association, since 1965. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (chancellor college fellows 1964-1966).

Member American Institute Planners, American Society Planning Officials, National Association Housing Officials, World Society Ekistics. Honorary correspondent member Royal Institute Architects Canada Clubs: The Country (Brookline). Franklin Inn (Philadelphia), Rittenhouse (Philadelphia), Philadelphia Cricket (Philadelphia), Art Alliance (Philadelphia).

Century (New York City).


Married Georgia Hencken, June 3, 1933. Children– Gray H., Jennifer H.

George Howard Perkins

Josephine (Schock) Perkins

Georgia Hencken

Gray H. Perkins

Jennifer H. Perkins