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Born: 10/16/1873, Died: 1957

An architect with offices in both Boston and New York City, William Emerson was a product of Harvard University, Columbia University and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After work with a few reputable New York firms, Emerson launched his own office in New York City in 1904.

From 1919 until his retirement in 1939 Emerson was associated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in latter years serving as Dean of the School of Architecture.

Drawings representing the work of Emerson are in the Warren Powers Laird Collection of the University of Pennsylvania Architectural Archives.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Boston Chapter (AIA)
  • New York Chapter (AIA)

School Affiliations

  • Ecole des Beaux-Arts
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

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