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Leopold Arnaud

architect , educator.

Leopold Arnaud, American architect, educator. Decorated Silver Star citation; recipient Silver medal Society des Architectes Diplômes par le Government Francais; Medaille du Professeurat, Society des Architectes Provinciaux, France; chevalier Legion of Honor (France), 1949, officier, 1959; cavalry officer Merito della Repubblica (Italy), 1955; knight Order Corpus Christi, Toledo (Spain), 1966; grand officier Order Isabela Catolica (Spain), 1976.


Arnaud, Leopold was born on March 2, 1895 in New York City. Son of Leopold and Fortunee (Zarcharie) Arnaud.


Graduate Lycee Janson de Sailly (U. Paris), 1914. Bachelor of Architecture, Columbia, 1918, Master of Science in Architecture, 1933. Student École des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1919-1924 (Architecte Diplôme par le Governement Francais).


Architectural designer Warren & Wetmore, architects, New York, 1924-1929. Designer Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker, New York, 1929-1932. Lecturer history of architecture Columbia, 1929-1932, instructor architecture, 1933-1935, assistant professor, acting dean School Architecture, 1935-1937, professor of history of architecture, 1937-1942, Ware professor architecture, 1942, dean architecture, 1937-1960.

Dean emeritus and Ware professor emeritus, 1960-1984, director School Painting and Sculpture, 1948-1956, School Dramatic Arts, 1948-1953. Director Casa Italiana, Columbia, 1950-1955. Visiting Carnegie professor to S.A., 1943.

Department State lecturer South America, 1954. With United States Information Agency, 1959-1964. Cultural attache American embassy, Brazil, 1960-1962, American embassy, Spain, 1962-1964.


  • Contributor to architectural journals.


Served with Field Artillery, United States Army United States Army, 1917-1919, American Expeditionary Force, 13 months. Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member Association Collegiate Schools Architecture (president 1940-1942), School Art League of New York (president 1941-1945), Theta Delta Chi.

Member Instituto de Cultura Hispánica Madrid, societies architects of Peru, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Ecuador and Colombia. Member National Academy Fine Arts, Argentina, Academie d’Archtecture de Paris. Clubs: Century, Columbia University, Ex-mems. of Squadron A.


Married Blanchette Stearns, November 5, 1927. Children: Blanche Fortunee, Anthony Leopold.

Leopold Arnaud

Fortunee (Zarcharie) Arnaud

Blanchette Stearns

Blanche Fortunee Arnaud

Anthony Leopold Arnaud