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educator , architectural researcher

Jonathan King, American architectural researcher, educator. Recipient American Builder Magazine award for innovations in building, 1965; research citation Progressive Architecture, 1983. Chairman Beaufort County Democratic Party, 1990-1992. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946, PTO. Member American Institute of Architects (honorary).

Background

King, Jonathan was born on December 31, 1925 in New York City. Son of Gordon Congdon and Carol Therese (Weiss) King.

Education

Bachelor, Columbia University, 1949.

Career

Associate editor G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York City, 1949-1952. Staff associate Fund Advancement Education Ford Foundation, 1952-1958. Secretary treasurer Educational Facilities Laboratories, Incorporated, New York York City, 1958-1967, vice president, treasurer, 1967-1970.

Senior vice president in charge systems building Caudill Rowlett Scott (architects, engineers, planners), Houston, 1970-1976. Adjunct professor architecture Rice University, 1973-1976. Professor architecture University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1976-1987, professor architecture emeritus, from 1987, director architectural research laboratory Ann Arbor, 1976-1982.

Chairman Architectural Research Centers Consortium, 1976-1978. Member council Cornell University College Architecture, Art and Planning, 1973-1977. Fulbright lecturer Royal Danish Academy Fine Arts, 1983.

Director Center for Robust Speech Systems Center, visiting professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University College Architecture, College Station, 1992-1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal author, project director The Michigan Courthouse Study, 7 vols., 1981-1982. Contributor editor Central: Papers on Architecture, 1985-1986.

      Articles to Sat. Review Architectural Design. Harvard Business Review

    • others.

Membership

Chairman Beaufort County Democratic Party, 1990-1992. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946, PTO. Member American Institute of Architects (honorary).

Connections

Married Cynthia Bregman.

father:
Gordon Congdon King

mother:
Carol Therese (Weiss) King

spouse:
Cynthia Bregman.