Macon, IL native and New York Robert Carson attended Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles before studying architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed a B. Arch. with honors in 1928. He won the faculty medal, the AIA medal, and second place in the Samuel Huckel Jr. Prize in his senior year. After graduating he moved to New York City, where he worked in the office of Raymond Hood and Harrison & Fouilhoux before forming a partnership with Earl H. Lundin in 1941. Carson was the supervising architect for Rockefeller Center from 1939. He was the designer of a number of prominent buildings in New York, including the Tishman building at 666 Fifth Avenue, where several important public spaces were detailed by the sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Carson was a member of the national AIA and of the college of fellows. He was a member of the Architectural League and of the Beaux Arts Institute of Design.
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