Bachelor of Science in Architect, Rhode Island School of Design, 1953. Master Structural Engineering, Yale University, 1955.
Dean School Architect Yale University, New Haven, 1971—1976, from instructor architectural engineering to professor emeritus, 1955—1993, professor emeritus architect engineering, from 1992. Founder, principal Spiegel Zamecnik & Shah Consultant Structural Engineers, from 1956, Washington, from 1971. Lecturer in field.
With United States Army, 1943-1946, World War II, European Theatre of Operations and PTO. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, Yale England and Science Society. Member American Institute of Architects (honorary), American Society for Testing and Materials, Amigos de Gaudi (honorary), Association Collegiate Schools Architect, American Concrete Institute, American Institute Steel Construction, Connecticut Society Architects (honorary), Connecticut building Congress, Yale Engineering Society, Army and Navy Club of Washington, Mory's Association Inc., Yale Club of New York City, Yale Club of New Haven.
Married Sally Peery, June 2, 1957. Children: Robert Stewart, William Steven.