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Walter Andrews Taylor

architect , educational administrator.

Walter Andrews Taylor, American architect, educational administrator.


Taylor, Walter Andrews was born on February 16, 1899 in N. Canton, Ohio, United States. Son of Claud and Margaret (Walter) Taylor.


B. Engineering, Ohio State University, 1921, Master in Architecture. Student Harvard-Yenching School Chinese Studies (Peking), 1923-1924. Bachelor of Architecture, Columbia, 1929.


; children—Eugene Walter (deceased), Kenneth Warwick, Mark Stratford. Married second, Margaret Palmer Fisk, January 1, 1957. Instructor, Ohio State University, 1920-1921, Central China U., 1923-1927.

Mechanic industrial and structural engineer Hoover Company, North Canton, O., 1919-1921. Acoustical engineer Johns-Manville Corporation, 1921-1923. Architect and engineer in China for Protestant Episcopal Church, 1923-1927, Los Angeles Board of Education, 1927-1928.

Associate secretary of architecture and consultant, Baptist Department of Architecture, New York City, 1929-1946, consultant architect, Interdenominational bureau of Architecture, 1934-1946. Lecturer in history of architecture, Columbia University, 1930-1938. Partner, Office of Hobart Upjohn, architects, 1937-1945.

Architect or consultant architect for educational, institutional and church buildings in 25 states and 7 foreign countries. Professor architecture and history of architecture, Syracuse University, 1939-1946. Director Department Edition and Research, American Institute of Architects, 1946-1960.

Professor architecture, director School Architecture, Ohio U., since 1960. Delaware Building Research Congress, London, 1951. Langley Scholar American International Assurance, 1946.


  • Author: (with E. E. Higgins) College Buildings. Also articles, chapters books and encys. on architecture, building construction, professional education, ecclesiastical and Oriental art and architecture. Editor of Bulletin American International Assurance, 1947-1957.

    Technical editor Journal American International Assurance, 1957-1960.


Served with Engineers corpus, United States army, World War I. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects, Royal Soc Arts (Benjamin Franklin fellow, London). Member International Council for Building Research and Documentation (Geneva and Rotterdam), American Society for Aesthetics, Society Architectural Historians, American Society for Engineering Education, American Association University professors, Church Architectural Guild of America (charter.

Clubs: Century (New York City).


Married Ruth Marie Smith, August 26, 1926 (deceased.; married second, Margaret Palmer Fisk, January 1, 1957. Children: Eugene Walter (deceased), Kenneth Warwick, Mark Stratford.

Claud Taylor

Margaret (Walter) Taylor

Ruth Marie Smith

Margaret Palmer Fisk

Eugene Walter Taylor (deceased)

Kenneth Warwick Taylor

Mark Stratford Taylor