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Born: 5/27/1904, Died: 2/23/2001

Son of Dr. William H. and Margery M. Chandlee, William H. Chandlee, Jr. attended Frankford Friends School and graduated from the William Penn Charter School in 1922. He then received his B.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania in 1926 and immediately after graduation began work for one of his University mentors Paul P. Cret. He then spent some 17 years in the Cret office, leaving in 1943 in order to become the architect for the Budd Company Railway Division in charge of the design of streamlined luxury trains. While in the Cret firm he worked on the Delaware River Bridge, buildings for the American Battle Monuments Commission, the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, as well as buildings for the University of Texas. He remained with Budd until 1962, when he established his own practice in Southampton, PA, although he continued to consult for Budd into the late 1960s. Chandlee retired in 1972.

Chandlee joined the national AIA in 1962, and was a member of the Bucks County chapter. He served on the Southampton Zoning Commission between 1956 and 1960 and was a member of the Southampton Board of Adjustment in 1960-1962.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman, and Emily T. Cooperman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • Philadelphia Art Alliance
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Athenaeum of Philadelphia
  • Buck Co. Chapter (AIA)
  • Musical Fund Society

School Affiliations

  • University of Pennsylvania


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