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Architect , writer , architectural historian

Richard Ellison Ritz, American architect, architectural historian, writer. Registered architect, Oregon.

Background

Ritz, Richard Ellison was born on December 8, 1919 in Colfax, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Henry Clay and Katharine Fredericka (Failing) Ritz.

Education

Student, Whitman College, 1937.

Career

Draftsman, job captain Pietro Belluschi, Architect, Portland, Oregon, 1946-1951. Project manager, chief production Belluschi and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1951-1956. Project manager, then general manager Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1956-1982.

Private practice architecture, 1982-1994. Founder Greenhills Press, 1991.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Oregon.

Works

Membership

Board directors Architecture Foundation, Portland, 1982-1985. Member Portland History Landmarks Commission, 1987-1998. Sergeant United States Air Force, 1942-1945.

Fellow American Institute of Architects (board directors Portland chapter 1975-1979, president 1978, member handbook committee Finance Management for Architects 1980). Member Society Architectural Historians, Oregon Council Architects (delegate 1975-1979), Portland Art Museum, Oregon History Society, Lang Syne Society, City Club Portland, University Club (Portland), Multnomah Athletic Club.

Connections

Married Evelyn R. Robinson, September 21, 1940. Children: Margaret Karen Ritz Barss, Susan Elizabeth Ritz Williams.

father:
Henry Clay Ritz

mother:
Katharine Fredericka (Failing) Ritz

spouse:
Evelyn R. Robinson

child:
Margaret Karen Ritz Barss Ritz

child:
Susan Elizabeth Ritz Williams Ritz