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William Herbert Grover, American architect. Registered architect, New York, Connecticut. Recipient Builders' Choice award National Home Builders, 1987, Sportmanship award United States Sailing Association, 1990; named to Domino's Top 30 Architects, 1991, Architectural Digest's Top 100 Architects, 1991.


Grover, William Herbert was born on February 10, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Oliver Grover and Lucy Gertrude (Whetzel) Grover Lott.


Student in mechanical engineering, Cornell University, 1958. Bachelor in Professional Art, Art Center College, Pasadena, California, 1962. Master of Architecture, Yale University, 1969.


Designer General Motors Corporation, Warren, Michigan, 1962-1965. Draftsman MLTW/Moore Turnbull, New Haven, 1969-1970. Architect, manager Charles W. Moore Associates, Essex, 1970-1975.

Architect, president Moore Grover Harper Professional Corporation, 1975-1984. Architect, partner Centerbrook Architects, 1984—2008. President Centerbrook, Architects LLC, Essex, 1984-2008, board directors.

President Mainstream, Inc., 1984-2008.


  • Registered architect, New York, Connecticut.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Jones Laboratory, 1973 (American Institute of Architects Honor award 1981), Grace Auditorium, 1986, Neurosci. Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1991, DeKalb Discovery Research Center, 1992, Phelps Science Building, Phillips Exeter Academy, 2003. Designer (light fixtures) Slice of Light, 1981 (Progressive Architecture award 1982, 85, Eidolon 1984), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Upper Campus, 2009.


Member Essex Zoning Commission, 1972-1977, Essex Republican Town Committee, 1973-1974. Board directors Essex Art Association, 1989-2000, Community Music School, 1991-2003, Essex Land Trust, since 2004, president since 2008. Fellow American Institute of Architects (Honor award 1981, N.Eng. honor award 1994, 95, Firm award 1998).

Member American Institute of Architects Connecticut Honor awards 1980, 85, 92, 93, 94, 95, 2002), Pettipaug Yacht Club (Commodore Essex chapter 1984-1986), Essex Yacht Club.


  • Other Interests

    Yacht racing, jazz musician, watercolor artist, music.


Married Dora Bradford Apted, February 24, 1962. Children: Virginia Lucy, Amy Ellen.

William Oliver Grover Lott

Lucy Gertrude (Whetzel) Grover Lott

Dora Bradford Apted

Virginia Lucy Grover

Amy Ellen Grover