Career

Robert Geddes

Education

  • 1941-1942: University of California Berkeley
  • 1942-1947: Yale University (interrupted by military service)
  • 1947-1950: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, M. Arch.

Teaching

  • 1951-1965: Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Design (formerly University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts)
  • 1965-1982: Dean and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, School of Architecture, Princeton University
  • 1990-1998: Henry Luce Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and History, New York University

Honorary Degrees

  • 1988: Honorary Doctorate, New Jersey School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology.
  • 1999: Honorary Doctorate, City University of New York.
Robert Geddes
(Clockwise from front center) Robert Geddes, Mel Brecher, George Qualls, Warren “Barney” Cunningham

(Clockwise from front center) Robert Geddes, Mel Brecher, George Qualls, Warren “Barney” Cunningham.
Image Credit: ©93 Durston Saylor

Honors and Awards

  • 1950: Harvard Graduate School of Design, American Institute of Architects, School Medal
  • 1950: Harvard Graduate School of Design, Appleton Traveling Fellowship
  • 1958: American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter, Gold Medal for the design of the Pender Laboratory, Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1979: American Institute of Architects, Architecture Firm Award.
  • 1984: Topaz Medallion awarded jointly by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and American Institute of Architecture.
  • 1990: New York Institute for the Humanities, Fellow.
  • 1994: National Academy of Design, Academician.
  • 2005: American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter, John Harbeson Award.
(Clockwise from front center) Robert Geddes, Mel Brecher, George Qualls, Warren “Barney” Cunningham

(Clockwise from front center) Robert Geddes, Mel Brecher, George Qualls, Warren “Barney” Cunningham.
Image Credit: ©93 Durston Saylor

Archives

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Frances Loeb Library, The Robert Geddes Collection.

Subject: Geddes, Robert Louis, 1923, architect.

HOLLIS Number: 014379240

Keywords:

  • Architects - United States
  • Architecture - United States - 20th century
  • City planning - United States - 20th century

Index:

  • Professional Practice: Architecture
  • Professional Practice: Urbanism
  • Civic Engagement
  • Education and Research
  • Documents by Robert Geddes
  • Documents by others
  • FIT: An Architect’s Manifesto

Princeton University, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Robert L. Geddes Collection.

  • School of Architecture Records
  • Princeton University Archives
  • Rare Books and Special Collections
  • Princeton University Library
  • Box 25: An Architecture 101
  • Box 26: A University School of Architecture