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Richard E. Baringer

architect , artist.

Richard E. Baringer, American architect, artist. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Air medal with 6 oak leaf clusters; recipient Rome prize American Academy in Rome, 1951-1953, Progressive Architecture award, 1957, American Institute of Architects award, 1958, Architectural Record award, 1958. Nelson Robinson Junior scholar Harvard, 1950, Sheldon fellow Harvard, 1951-1953.


Baringer, Richard E. was born on December 3, 1921 in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. Son of Elmer E. and Lelah Marie (Carpenter) Baringer.


Bachelor of Arts, Institute Design, Chicago, 1948. Bachelor of Architecture, Harvard, 1950, Master in Architecture, 1951.


Designer P.A.C.E. Associates, Architects, Chicago, 1951-1953. Chief designer George Fred Keck, William Keck, architects, Chicago, 1953-1955. Private practice architecture, Chicago, 1955-1961, New York City, 1961-1967, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, 1967-1980.

Exhibited paintings in one man shows at Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, 1949, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1951, Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York City, 1962, 63, 64, Columbia, 1963, Nelson Taylor Gallery, New York City, 1963, Dwan Gallery, New York City, 1967, 10 Downtown, New York City, 1968, Choate School, 1968, Notre Dame U., 1968, Institute Design of Illinois Institute Technology, Chicago, 1968, Island Center, St. Croix, 1970. Exhibited in group shows at California Palace Legion of Honor, 1949, Institute Contemporary Art, Boston, 1951, Arts Club Chicago, 1961, University of Illinois Contemporary American Painting, 1963, Washington Gallery Modern Art, 1963, Albright Gallery, Buffalo, 1964, Museum Modern Art, 1965, American Museum Crafts, New York City, 1967, Pickor Gallery Colgate University, 1968, White House, 1967. Consultant Chicago Plan Commission, 1954.

Associate professor architecture Illinois Institute Technology, Institute Design, Chicago, 1956-1960. Assistant professor architecture Columbia, 1962-1963. Visiting lecturer painting fine arts department University of Pennsylvania, 1966.

Chief designer American National Exhibition in Moscow, 1959.


Member planning committee Lincoln Park Conservation Commission, Chicago, 1957-1960. Member Virgin Islands Planning Board, 1973-1980. Board of directors St. Croix Jazz Society.

Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Fellow American Academy Rome, American Institute of Architects (president Virgin Islands chapter 1975. Club: Harvard (New York City).


Married Caryl Dianne Zumhagen, February 15, 1969.

Elmer E. Baringer

Lelah Marie (Carpenter) Baringer

Caryl Dianne Zumhagen