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John David Anderson, American architect. Recipient Bonfils Stanton Foundation award, 2007.


Anderson, John David was born on December 24, 1926 in New Haven. Son of William Edward and Norma Vere (Carson) Anderson.


AB cum laude, Harvard University, 1949. Master in Architecture, Harvard University, 1952. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Colorado, 2006.


Draftsman John K. Monroe, Architect, Denver, 1952-1954. Draftsman, designer, associate Wheeler & Lewis, Architects, 1954-1960. Private practice, 1960-1964.

Partner Anderson, Barker Rinker, Architects, 1965-1969, A-B-R Partnership, Architects, Denver, 1970-1975. Principal, Chief Executive Officer Anderson Mason Dale Professional Corporation, 1975-1996, senior principal, since 1997. Visiting lecturer University Colorado, University New Mexico, University Nebraska, University Cape Town, Colorado State University, Plymouth Polytech., England.

Chairman Colorado Governor's Task Force on Removal of Architectural Barriers, 1972-1974. Vice chairman Colorado Board Non-Residential Energy Conservation Standards, 1978-1980.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include: Front Range Community College, Westminster, 1977, Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, 1980 (award winning solar heated structures).


Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects (president Colorado chapter 1967, Western Mountain region director 1995-1997, Silver medal, 1984, Firm of Year award 1986 Western Mountain region). Member American Institute of Architects (Architect of Year award 1987, president 1971, national vice president 1999, 1st vice president 2000, president 2001), International Solar Energy Society, Council Educational Facility Planners (international chairman energy committee 1980).


Married Florence A. Van Dyke, August 26, 1950. Children– Robert Stewart, David Carson.

William Edward Anderson

Norma Vere (Carson) Anderson

Florence A. Van Dyke

Robert Stewart Anderson

David Carson Anderson