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William Frederick Lamb


William Frederick Lamb, American architect. Recipient Fifth Avenue gold medal, 1930, 31, 39; Architectural League of New York medal, 1931, medal honor American Institute Architects New York chapter 1932, grand prix Paris Exposition, 1937.


Lamb, William Frederick was born on November 21, 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of William and Mary Louise (Wurster) Lamb.


Bachelor of Arts, William College, 1904, Doctor of Science, 1932. Graduate work Columbia University College of Architecture, 1904-1906, Doctor of Letters, 1943. Architect Diplome par le Government Francais, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1911.


1 son, William Rhett.


Member firm Shreve & Lamb, 1924-1929. Member firm Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, New York, since 1929. Work of firm includes Empire State Building, Standard Oil Building, Bankers Trust Building, General Motors Building, New York Times Building (all New York City), New York Times Building, (all New York City), R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Building, New York Times Building, Mutual Life Insurance Company (New York City), R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Building, Winston Salem, North Carolina, Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Company, Washington, labs. for Johns-Manville Corporation, R.C.A. Laboratory additions and others.

Member of Art communications of City of New York, 1932-1936. Member Federal communications of Fine Arts, 1937-1945. Co-ordinator of design, New York Worlds Fair, 1939.

(Fellow) The American Institute of Architects. Member Beaux Arts Institute of Design, Architectural League of New York, Society Beaux Arts Architects (vice president 1939), American Institute of Arts and Letters. Clubs: Century Association, University, Williams (New York).


Married Cuthbert Dufour, July 29, 1926.

William Lamb

Mary Louise (Wurster) Lamb

Cuthbert Dufour