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Architect

William Bell Leatherbee, American architect. Registered architect, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland; licensed planner, New Jersey. Recipient Distinguished Building award Pennsylvania Society Architects American Institute of Architects, 1972, award for excellence in masonry design Delaware Valley Masonry Institute, 1978, Legion of Honor award Chapel of the Four Chaplains, 1985.

Background

Leatherbee, William Bell was born on April 13, 1938 in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Son of John Howland and Helen Luscombe (Ullmann) Leatherbee.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard College, 1959; Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1963.

Career

Designer, H2L2 Architects/Planners, Philadelphia, 1963-1964; designer, Vincent G. Kling Associations, Philadelphia, 1964-1965; architect, Bower & Fradley Architects, Philadelphia, 1965-1968; project manager, Richard Martin & Associations, Philadelphia, 1968-1969; private practice, Philadelphia, since 1969. President Benezet Court, Inc., Philadelphia, 1973-1980. Architectural critic, instructor Drexel U., Philadelphia, 1972-1983.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland. Licensed planner, New Jersey.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include rehabilitation of low income single family houses Allegheny West Foundation, 1993, Group Home for Boys, Philadelphia, 1991, Southwest Senior Center for Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, 1989, award winning indoor tennis facility and parking garage. Consultant architect for shopping centers, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kansas, office building complexes, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey.

Membership

Director, chairman properties and buildings committees Boys and Girls Clubs Philadelphia, since 1984. Lieutenant commander United States Coast Guard Reserve Reserve, 1959-1970. Member American Institute of Architects (director Philadelphia chapter 1983-1984, American Arbitration Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Association Housing and Redevelopment Officials (director, treasurer 1974-1990).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, skiing, gardening.

Connections

Married Tabitha Susan Allen, July 2, 1960 (divorced 1987). Children: Lydia Leah, Rachel Lyn.

father:
John Howland Leatherbee

mother:
Helen Luscombe (Ullmann) Leatherbee

spouse:
Tabitha Susan Allen

child:
Lydia Leah Leatherbee

child:
Rachel Lyn Leatherbee