Bachelor of Design, University of Michigan, 1947; Master of Science in Design, Illinois Institute Technology, 1948.
Designer, Chicago Plan Commission, 1948-1949; designer, Warren Wetheral & Associations, Chicago, 1949-1950; director design, Dekovic-Smith Design Organisation, Chicago, 1951-1958; principal, H.B. Smith & Associations, Chicago, 1959-1987.
Served to Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1947, PTO. Member American Institute Graphic Arts, American Center for Design (steering committee).
Son of Harry Buchanan and Cordelia Warren (Birchall) S. Divorced; 1 child, Mark Savolainen.