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Roger Bailey

architect , artist educator.

Roger Bailey, American architect, artist educator. Recipient Paris prize, 1922; co-recipient Chicago War Memorial Competition, 1930; recipient 1st Scarab Club water-color prize, Detroit, 1945; Architect of Year, Utah Producers Council, 1966.


Bailey, Roger was born on October 3, 1897 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Benjamin Milton and May (Andrews) Bailey.


Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell Univercity, 1920. Student L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 1922-1925.


Engaged as practising and consultant architect, New York, 1929-1932, Michigan, 1932-1949, Utah, from 1949. Professor architecture University of Michigan, 1932-1935, 38-49. Visiting professor Cornell Univercity, 1936-1938.

Head critic architecture Yale, 1936-1938. Professor architecture U. Utah, 1949-1966, emeritus professor, 1966-1985, head department, 1949-1964, member university campus design committee, 1958-1964. Executive director Salt Lake Art Center, 1971-1974, trustee, 1962-1971.


Member Citizens Advisory Committee Capital Improvements Salt Lake City, 1958. Member State Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation Facilities, 1967. Member technical review committee Utah Division on Aging, 1969-1971.

Member of advisory board Young Women’s Christian Association, 1963-1969. Board of directors Utah Mental Health Association, 1965-1971. Member building committee Monterey Peninsula Museum Art, from 1979, watercolor paintings in permanent collections: Monterey Peninsula Museum Art, Monterey, California, Utah Museum Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Legion of Honor Museum Art, San Francisco.

Served to Second lieutenant, infantry, United States Army, 1918. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (board directors Detroit 1948, president Utah chapter 1963, Certified of Appreciation, Utah Society 1984), Association Collegiate Schools Architecture (director), American Association of University Professors, United States Building Research Institute, National Society Applied Solar Energy.


Married Elisabeth Lorch, December 21, 1935.

Benjamin Milton Bailey

May (Andrews) Bailey

Elisabeth Lorch