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Architect , educator

Leonard S. Parker, American architect, educator. Firm has received 84 national and regional awards for design excellence.

Background

Parker, Leonard S. was born on January 16, 1923 in Warsaw, Poland. Came to the United States 1923. Son of Rueben and Sarah (Kollica) Popuch.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, University Minnesota, 1948. Master of Architecture., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950.

Career

Senior designer Eero Saarinen Associates, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1950-1956. Chief Executive Officer, chairman board, president, director design The Leonard Parker Associates, Minneapolis, 1957-1997. President, director design The Alliance Southwest, Phoenix, 1981-1991.

Chairman board directors The Leonard Parker Association, Minnesota, since 1997. Professor graduate program School Architecture, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1959. President Minnesota Architectural Foundation, 1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Abandoning the Catalogs, 1979, Rivers of Modernism, 1986, Collaboration-Same Bed, Different Dream?.

Membership

Panel member Minneapolis City Hall Restoration Committee, American Arbitration Association, United States Air Force board visitors (chairman). Served with United States Army, 1943-1946. European Theatre of Operations.

Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member Minnesota Society Architects (president 1981, Gold medal 1986, president Minneapolis chapter 1979), Tau Sigma Delta.

Connections

Married Betty Mae Buegen, September 1, 1948 (deceased 1983). Children– Bruce Aaron, Jonathan Arthur, Nancy Anne, Andrew David.

father:
Rueben Popuch

mother:
Sarah (Kollica) Popuch

spouse:
Betty Mae Buegen

child:
Bruce Aaron Parker

child:
Jonathan Arthur Parker

child:
Nancy Anne Parker

child:
Andrew David Parker