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Ralph Thomas Rowland, American architect.


Rowland, Ralph Thomas was born on October 10, 1920 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of Thomas Aloysius and Anna Frances (McQuaid) Rowland.


Student, Manhattan College, 1937-1938; student, Columbia University, 1945-1949.


Architectural field supervisor, specifier, Voorhees Walker Foley & Smith, New York City, 1945-1950; specifier, project manager, Sargent Webster Crenshaw & Folley, Watertown, New York, 1951-1953; private practice, Hamden, Connecticut, 1958-1965; field supervisor, Fletcher Thompson, Inc., Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1954-1956; project manager, Fletcher Thompson, Inc., 1957, 65-73; associate, Fletcher Thompson, Inc., 1969-1973; vice president, Fletcher Thompson, Inc., 1973-1981; director architectural research, Fletcher Thompson, Inc., 1981-1985; advisory county, Fletcher Thompson, Inc., 1994-1998. Chairman Connecticut Building Code Standards Committee, 1978-1982. Vice chairman Connecticut State Codes and Standards Committee, 1982-1986.

Consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Editorial chairman: Connecticut Architect Magazine, 1966-1974. Project manager design, St. Vincents Medical Center, Bridgeport.


Member Cheshire Planning Commission, 1966-1972, chairman, 1967-1968. President Hamden Chamber of Commerce, 1964, New England Building Code Association, 1989. Member Center Naugatuck Valley Regional Planning Agency, 1966-1974, chairman, 1969.

Member Cheshire Democratic Town Committee, 1960-1970, treasurer, 1963-1969. Member Connecticut Architectural School Task Force, 1987-1988. With United States Navy, 1942-1945.

Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member American Institute of Architects Connecticut (past president), AARP (president Cheshire chapter 1995-1997), Connecticut Building Officials Association, Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, Chesire Senior Center Association (vice chairman board directors, since 2002).


Married Bernice Barbara Cannizzo, September 7, 1946. Children: Glenn Thomas, Mark Louis, Roy Joseph, Lisa Rowland Majewski.

Thomas Aloysius Rowland

Anna Frances (McQuaid) Rowland

Bernice Barbara Cannizzo

Roy Joseph Rowland

Mark Louis Rowland

Glenn Thomas Rowland

Lisa Rowland Majewski Rowland