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Architect , urban and regional planner

Ralph Gordon Echols, American architect, urban and regional planner. Served with United States Air Force, 1954-1956. Mellon fellow University of Pennsylvania, 1966.; Member American Institute of Architects (past president chapter, chairman historic resources committee) Tex.Soc. Architects, American Institute Certified Planners.

Background

Echols, Ralph Gordon was born on September 12, 1929 in Bluefield, West Virginia, United States. Son of Ralph and Rowena Lee (Carper) Echols.

Education

Bachelor of Science Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1953, Master of Science 1954. Master of Architecture Harvard University, 1960. Master in City Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 1966.

Architect, Thomas T. Hayes, American Institute of Architects, Southern Pines, North Carolina, 1954-1958, Architects Collaborative, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958-1959, Atkins, Currie & Payne, Architects Planners, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1960-1971. Associate professor Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, 1960-1971. Professor, department chairman Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1971-1975.

Professor, associate dean Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, 1975-1981, professor urban and regional planning, since 1981, director Center History Resources, 1986. Private practice architecture, since 1960.

Career

Architect Thomas T. Hayes, American Institute of Architects, Southern Pines, North Carolina, 1954—1958, Architects Collaborative, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958—1959, Atkins, Currie & Payne, Architects Planners, Blacksburg, 1960—1971. Professor, chairman department Miami University, Oxford, Oxford, Ohio, 1971—1975. Professor, associate dean Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1975—1981, professor urban and regional planning, 1981, director Center History Resources, since 1986.

College Station, since 1986. Private practice architecture, since 1960. With United States Air Force, 1954-1956.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journal.

Membership

Served with United States Air Force, 1954-1956. Mellon fellow University of Pennsylvania, 1966. Member American Institute of Architects (past president chapter, chairman historic resources committee) Tex.Soc.

Architects, American Institute Certified Planners.

Connections

Married Patton Alexander, September 13, 1953. Children: Ralph James, Gordon Alexander, Annette Lee, Stuart Patton.

father:
Ralph Echols

mother:
Rowena Lee (Carper) Echols

spouse:
Patton Alexander

child:
Annette Lee Echols

child:
Gordon Alexander Echols

child:
Stuart Patton Echols

child:
Ralph James Echols