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Architect

James Hudson Crissman, American architect. Registered architect, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri; certified National Council Architectural Registration Boards. Recipient 1st prize Charleston Museum competition, 1976, excellence award for design Architectural Record, 1977 (2), 1979, 81 (2), 83, 84.

Background

Crissman, James Hudson was born on April 28, 1937 in Pittsburgh. Son of Harold Eugene and Anna Martha (Logan) Crissman.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1960. Master in Architecture in Urban Design, Harvard University, 1966.

Career

Architect with firms in, Pittsburgh, New York City, and Watertown, Massachusetts, 1962-1970. Partner Crissman & Solomon Architects Inc., Watertown, since 1970, chairman board, treasurer, since 1978. Member faculty Boston Architectural Center, 1968-1971, member education committee, 1980-1988.

Visiting critic, lecturer Harvard University Graduate School Design, since 1976, visiting critic Kansas State University, 1983-1986.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri. Certified National Council Architectural Registration Boards.

Works

Membership

Overseer Children's Medical Center, Boston, since 1975. Member corporation Old North Church, Boston, 1975-1991, organist, choirmaster St. John's Episcopal Church, Newtonville, Massachusetts, 1972-1974, Whitehall Church, Pittsburgh, 1960-1964. Trustee Boston Foundation for Architecture, 1983-1988, Stanley Museum, Kingfield, Maine, 1984-1990, Mount Auburn Hospital, since 1993.

Corporator Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1985. Past secretary Watertown Conservation Commission, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, Alna, Maine. Director alumni council Harvard Graduate School Design, 1986-1989.

Member Rotch Traveling Scholarship committee, 1987-1992. Trustee Gore Place, Waltham, Massachusetts, since 1990. Corporator Museum of Transportation, Brookline, Massachusetts, since 1991.

With United States Air Force, 1960-1966. Fellow American Institute of Architects (award merit New England Regional Council 1976, honorable mention 1978, honor award New Hampshire chapter 1976). Member Massachusetts Council/American Institute of Architects (president 1987), Boston Society Architects (director, commissioner education and research, treasurer, vice president, president 1985-1986, design excellence awards 1977, 79, 83, 83, 85, 87, 88), American Association Museum, Museum Trustee Association, American Guild Organists, Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture (regional board directors 1988-1990), Organ Historical Society Partners for Sacred Places, St. Botolph Club, Tavern Club, Harvard Club (Boston), Harvard Faculty Club.

Connections

Married Louisa Goddard Murray, December 31, 1966. Children: Charles Wright McMurtie, Sarah Wood de Coursey, William Goddard.

father:
Harold Eugene Crissman

mother:
Anna Martha (Logan) Crissman

spouse:
Louisa Goddard Murray

child:
Charles Wright McMurtie Crissman

child:
Sarah Wood de Coursey Crissman

child:
William Goddard Crissman