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Sanford Raymond Greenfield, American architect. Recipient Centennial Educator award Boston Architectural Center, 1989; Fulbright scholar, 1954-1955; National Endowment for Arts grantee, 1978; School of Architecture Library. College named in his honor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1996.


Greenfield, Sanford Raymond was born on February 3, 1926 in New York City. Son of Harry Leon and Dorothy (Shaefer) Greenfield.


Student, Michigan State College Liberal Arts, 1946-1948; Bachelor of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952; Master in Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1954; postgraduate, New School Social Research, New York City, 1953; postgraduate, L'Institute d'Urbanisme, Paris, 1954-1955; Master of Education, Harvard University, 1975.


Faculty School Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955-1957. With Samuel Glaser, Boston, 1958-1960. Partner Carroll & Greenfield (architects), 1960-1973.

Director education Boston Architectural Center School Architecture, 1967-1975. Research manager American Institute of Architects Research Corporation, 1975-1976. Consultant Sanford R. Greenfield & Associate, Boston.

Chairman department architecture Iowa State University, Ames, 1976-1981. Dean School Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1981-1991, professor architecture emeritus, since 2001. Lecturer Institute Urban Design, Krakow (Poland) Politechnika, 1978.

Director education Boston Architectural Center. Consultant educational planning. Lecturer Massachusetts College Art.

Member task force on education and training for international construction Building Research Board National Research Council, 1987. Examiner architectural registration examination in design, 1984, 85, 86, 87, 90.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Architecture and the Computer, 1964, Forces Shaping the Role of The Architect, 1966, Systems, 1968. Contributor articles to professional journals. Important works include Library St. John's Seminary.


Member 5-Presidents' Task Force on Education, 1972-1973. Chairman National Advisory Council Continuing Education, 1972-1973. Member advisory board Center for Study of Professional Education, University Cincinnati, since 1992.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects (board directors American Institute of Architects/ACSA research council 1989-1991). Member Iowa Association Architects, Association Collegiate Schools Architecture (vice president 1972-1973, president 1973-1974, also director), New Jersey Society Architects (board directors 1982-1991), Boston Architectural Center Task Force Limits of Growth, 2002.


Married Stella Berger, October 12, 1952. Children– Lise, Daniel, Stefanie.

Harry Leon Greenfield

Dorothy (Shaefer) Greenfield

Stella Berger

Stefanie Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield

Lise Greenfield