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Born: 10/6/1905, Died: 10/4/1997

Although better known as a Michigan architect, Joseph Newton Lacy gained his Bachelors of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in 1927 and worked for George I. Lovatt (1927-1939) and then Paul P. Cret (job captain, 1939-41) before moving west and joining Saarinen, Saarinen & Associates in 1947. By 1950 he was a partner in Eero Saarinen & Associates in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and continued with that office into its incarnation in Connecticut. Back in Philadelphia, Lacy was involved in the design of the University of Pennsylvania Women's Residence Hall, designed by the Saarinen office in 1960. By the time of the 1970 publication of the American Architects Directory, Lacy could note himself as a consulting architect, with an office in Bloomfield Hills. He had retired from the Saarinen office in 1966.

He joined the AIA in 1940.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • Pennsylvania Society of Architects
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Connecticut Chapter (AIA)
  • Detroit Chapter (AIA)

School Affiliations

  • University of Pennsylvania

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