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Architect , Engineer

Nathaniel Alexander Owings, American architect, engineer. Registered architect. Recipient Conservation Service award United States Department Interior, 1968, Gold medal honor award American Institute of Architects, 1983.

Background

Owings, Nathaniel Alexander was born on February 5, 1903 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Nathaniel Fleming and Cora Mima (Alexander) Owings.

Education

Student, University Illinois, 1922. Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1927. Doctor of Laws, Ball State University, 1970.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Indiana University, 1973. Doctor of Humane Letters, Butler University, 1976.

Career

Founding partner Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1936. Architects for United States Government military installations, air bases, Oak Ridge, Air Force Academy.

Achievements

  • Registered architect.

Works

Membership

Chairman, Chicago Plan Commission, 1948-1951, President's Council on Design of Pennsylvania Ave, 1964-1973, member Permanent Commission, 1973-1978. California Highway Scenic Rds. Commission, 1964-1967.

Chairman Board Control Urban Design Concept team for Interstate Highway System Baltimore, 1967-1970. Member secretary interior advisory board on National Parks, History Sites, buildings and Monuments, Washington, 1966-1970, chairman, 1970-1972, member council, 1972-1984. Member visiting committee Joint Center for Urban Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Harvard University, 1965-1970.

Trustee American Academy Rome. Fellow American Institute of Architects (co-chairman executive committee Human Resources Council 1970-1984). Member Sierra Club (honorary life), Century Association, Wayfarers Club, Sigma Chi.

Connections

Married Emily Otis, September 5, 1931 (divorced 1953). Children: Emily, Natalie, Jennifer, Nathaniel. Married Margaret Wentworth, January 1954.

father:
Nathaniel Fleming Owings

mother:
Cora Mima (Alexander) Owings

spouse:
Emily Otis

spouse:
Margaret Wentworth

child:
Emily Owings

child:
Natalie Owings

child:
Jennifer Owings

child:
Nathaniel Owings