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Architect

William Henry Kessler, American architect. Recipient over 130 architectural design awards. Councilman, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, 1966-1967. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects (Gold medal Detroit chapter 1974), Michigan Society Architects (Gold medal 1976).

Background

Kessler, William Henry was born on December 15, 1924 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frederick H. and Lucia W. (Kline) Kessler.

Education

Bachelor in Architecture, Institute Design, Chicago, 1948. Master in Architecture, Harvard University, 1951.

Career

Chief designer Yamasaki, Leinweber & Hellmuth, Detroit, 1951-1955. Principal Kessler, Francis & Cardoza (formerly William Kessler and Associates, Inc.), from 1955. Adjunct professor University Mich College Architecture.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Center Creative Studies, Detroit, Harvard University School Public Health, Boston, Industrial Technology Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan, State of Michigan Library. Museum and Archives, Detroit Science Center, New Detroit General Hospital-Wayne State University Health Care Institute, Detroit.

Membership

Councilman, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, 1966-1967. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects (Gold medal Detroit chapter 1974), Michigan Society Architects (Gold medal 1976).

Connections

Married Margot Walbrecker, May 11, 1946. Children: Tamara Kessler Checkley, Chevonne Kessler Patten.

father:
Frederick H. Kessler

mother:
Lucia W. (Kline) Kessler

spouse:
Margot Walbrecker

child:
Tamara Kessler Checkley Kessler

child:
Chevonne Kessler Patten Kessler