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Architect

Landis Gores, American architect. Decorated Legion of Merit, Order British Empire; recipient School medal American Institute of Architects, 1942, national honor award American Institute of Architects, 1955, Sao Paulo Bieniale award, 1955, Award Merit Boston Arts Festival, 1956, Award Merit New Haven Festival Arts, 1959, First Honor Awards Program Connecticut American Institute of Architects, 1964.

Background

Gores, Landis was born on August 31, 1919 in Cincinnati. Son of Guido and Paula Margaret (Landis) Gores.

Education

AB summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1939. Bachelor of Architecture, Harvard University, 1942.

Career

Associate with Philip C. Johnson, New York City, 1945-1951. Individual architectural practice New Canaan, Connecticut, from 1951. Lecturer Pratt Institute, 1947-1948, 52-53.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributing board: Journal American Institute of Architects, 1958-1962. Principal works include custom residences in Connecticut, New York, Virginia, middle school and science bldgs, New Canaan Country School, North Fairfield Geriatric Center, Strathmoor Village, Fairfield, York Research Corporation Offices and Labs, Stamford.

Membership

Served to major Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Pamela Whitmarsh, December 12, 1942. Children: Catherine Gores Keefe, Ainslie Gores Gilligan, Valerie, Karl, Elizabeth Anne.

father:
Guido Gores

mother:
Paula Margaret (Landis) Gores

spouse:
Pamela Whitmarsh

child:
Catherine Gores Keefe Gores

child:
Ainslie Gores Gilligan Gores

child:
Valerie Gores

child:
Karl Gores

child:
Elizabeth Anne Gores