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Landis Gores


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.


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


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


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.


  • 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.


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


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

Guido Gores

Paula Margaret (Landis) Gores

Pamela Whitmarsh

Catherine Gores Keefe Gores

Ainslie Gores Gilligan Gores

Valerie Gores

Karl Gores

Elizabeth Anne Gores