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Architect

Robert Fred Darby, American architect. Registered architect, 25 states certified National Council Architectural Registration Boards.

Background

Darby, Robert Fred was born on July 10, 1923 in Statesboro, Georgia, United States. Son of Fred Wigmore and Ollie Mae (Watson) Darby.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Arch, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1944. Bachelor of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1947.

Career

Architectural designer, draftsman Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville, Florida, 1947-1950, designer, chief draftsman, 1950-1953, project manager, designer, chief architect, 1953-1961, manager architectural division, 1961-1968, partner, 1968-1970, senior vice president, 1970-1973, executive vice president, 1973-1984, consultant, since 1984, also director, since 1984. President, director Reynolds, Smith & Hills of North Carolina. Vice president, director RSH of North Carolina, Greensboro.

President, director Reynolds, Smith & Hills of Connecticut. Vice president, director Personal & H Constructors 1978-1984, also director director Plantec Corporation, Intraspace Designers, Inc. Partner Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Lewis-Eaton, Jackson, Mississippi, The Darby Partnership.

President Darby Lumber Company.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, 25 states certified National Council Architectural Registration Boards.

Membership

Past member Committee of 100. Board directors, past treasurer, past vice president Jacksonville Symphony. Past secretary-treasurer Jacksonville University Council, now vice president.

Chairman City of Jacksonville Building Codes Adjustment Board. Former treasurer, vice president and director Theatre Jacksonville. Member Jacksonville advisory board Salvation Army.

Former member Jacksonville Housing and Urban Development Board. Deacon Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Institute of Architects (past president Jacksonville chapter), Alpha Tau Omega.

Clubs: San Jose Country (director, secretary), Ponte Vedra, University, River, 200. Lodges: South Jacksonville Rotary (president 1982-1983).

Connections

Married Sara Alice Bradley, June 29, 1943. Children: Robert Bradley, Fred Leonard.

father:
Fred Wigmore Darby

mother:
Ollie Mae (Watson) Darby

spouse:
Sara Alice Bradley

child:
Robert Bradley Darby

child:
Fred Leonard Darby