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Walter Roy Maccornack, American architect.


Maccornack, Walter Roy was born on March 2, 1879 in Oneida, Illinois, United States. Son of Andrew and Ella Carruthers (Brown) MacC.


Student Knox College, 1900, honorary Doctor of Science. Bachelor of Arts, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1903.


1 son, Donald Amsden, Began practice at Boston, 1903. Commander expts. on lighting galleries Boston Museum Fine Arts, 1903-1906. In office Guy Lowell, 1906-1908, Edmund M. Wheelwright, 1909-1913.

School architect, Cleveland, 1913-1925. Private practice since 1925. Consultant school architect Julius Rosenwald Fund.

Dean School Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1939-1944, professor emeritus and honorary lecturer since 1944.


  • Other Work

    • Author, Lighting of Painting and Sculpture Galleries, 1907. Contributor to School Board Journal, Architectural Forum, Journal American Society Heating and Ventilating Engineers.


Member Ohio Board Building Standards. Principal works high schools of Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Shaker Heights, O., Lexington, Kentucky, Handley Schools, Winchester, Virginia. Member President Hoover’s Conference in Home Building and Home Ownership.

Member Mayor’s Recovery Committee, Mayor’s Housing Commission, National Housing Committee, Civic Development Committee, United States Chamber of Commerce, commission appointed by New York City Board Education to study school building problem. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president Cleveland chapter 1922-1924. Member unification committee.

Member Ohio State Association Architects (president 1928-1929), Phi Delta Theta. Member Royal Institute British Architects. Club: University.


Married Lillian Hutchins Amsden, June 6, 1906.

Andrew MacC.

Ella Carruthers (Brown) MacC.

Lillian Hutchins Amsden