AB, Harvard University, 1947. Master in Architecture, Harvard University, 1949. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Bowdoin College, 1985.
Doctor Technology Scis (honorary), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1990.
Designer in office Hugh Stubbins, 1949-1950. Member architectural division Webb & Knapp, Inc., 1950-1960. Partner Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (formerly I.M. Pei & Partners), New York City, since 1960.
Visiting critic Yale University, 1963-1966, Bishop visiting professor architecture, 1973, 78, Davenport visiting professor, 1975. Studio professor, chairman department architecture Harvard University Graduate School Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980-1985.
Trustee American Academy in Rome, 1972-1990, Brearley School, 1975-1980. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects (medal of honor New York chapter 1982), American Academy Arts and Sciences.
Member American Academy of Arts and Letters (Arnold W. Brunner Memorial prize in architecture 1977), National Academy of Design.
Married Joan Stewart Spaulding, June 5, 1953. Children: Sara Quincy, Emma Trow, Pamela Codman.