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Architect

Richard Winston Ayers, American architect. Recipient Prix de Rome, 1936; Garland fellow, 1933-1934.

Background

Ayers, Richard Winston was born on November 23, 1910 in Jefferson, Georgia, United States. Son of Jere Sanford and Eva Pierce (McNeill) Ayers.

Education

Student, Piedmont College, 1926-1928; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1932; Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1934; fellow, American Academy in Rome, 1936-1938.

Career

Draftsman, Frederick A. Godley, Architect, New York City, 1934-1936; member, Buckler & Fenhagen, Architects, Baltimore, 1938-1942; partner, Buckler, Fenhagen, Meyer & Ayers, Baltimore, 1946-1955; partner, Meyer & Ayers, Baltimore, 1955-1964; partner, Meyer, Ayers & Saint, Baltimore, 1964-1970; partner, Meyer Ayers Saint Stewart, Baltimore, 1970-1975; partner, Ayers/Saint, Baltimore, 1975-1986; partner, Ayers Saint Gross, Baltimore, 1986-1995.

Membership

Member Baltimore Art Commission, 1955-1968, 80-88. Chairman building committee Baltimore Museum Art, 1955-1960. Chairman Mount Vernon Place Architectural Advisory Commission, 1958-1962.

Mem.Selection Committee for Fulbright Fellows, 1959-1962. Board architectural review Maryland.,1947-1955, 63-75, Chairman of the Board architectural review, 1963-1968. Board architectural review Baltimore County, 1952-1957, 64-67, chairman architectural review, 1952-1957.

Trustee Baltimore Building Congress, 1956-1958. Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects (secretary Baltimore chapter 1948-1950).

Member National Academy of Design (associate).

Connections

Married Vaughan Benz, November 14, 1941. Children: Richard Allan, Allan Winston, Claire Vaughan.

father:
Jere Sanford Ayers

mother:
Eva Pierce (McNeill) Ayers

spouse:
Vaughan Benz

child:
Claire Vaughan Ayers

child:
Allan Winston Ayers

child:
Richard Allan Ayers