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Edward Durell Stone
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Stone (center) viewing a model of NASA's Electronics Research Center, 1964
Born (1902-03-09)March 9, 1902
Died August 6, 1978(1978-08-06) (aged 76)
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Arkansas, Harvard University, MIT
Occupation Architect
Buildings Radio City Music Hall, Museum of Modern Art, Kennedy Center, 2 Columbus Circle, First Canadian Place, Aon Center

Edward Durell Stone (March 9, 1902 - August 6, 1978) was an American architect. He is most known for designing buildings with modernist style between 1950-1960s.

NC Legislature
North Carolina State Legislative Building in Raleigh, North Carolina (1960)
The Uptown Campus of the State University of New York at Albany (1962)
Busch Stadium
Busch Stadium (1966), the home of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team from 1966-2005 and the St. Louis Cardinals football team from 1966-1987

Notable projects


Awards and recognitions

Honorary degrees

  • Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Arkansas, 1951
  • Doctor of Fine Arts, Colby College, 1959
  • Master of Fine Arts, Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County, 1961
  • Doctor of Fine Arts, Hamilton College, 1962
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, University of South Carolina, 1964

Memberships and honors

  • Medal of Honor, New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 1955
  • American Institute of Architects, Fellow, 1958
  • National Institute of Arts & Letters, Member, 1958
  • National Urban League, Trustee, 1958
  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Fellow, 1960
  • American Federation of Arts, Trustee, 1960
  • Royal Society of Arts, Fellow, 1960
  • National Institute of Social Sciences, Gold Medal, 1961
  • Building Stone Institute, Architect of the Year, 1964
  • Horatio Alger Award, 1971
  • Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana [Commander, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic], 1971

Architectural awards

  • Silver Medal, Architectural League of New York, 1937 - Guest House for Henry R. Luce, Mepkin Plantation, Moncks Corner, South Carolina
  • Silver Medal, Architectural League of New York, 1950 - A. Conger Goodyear Residence, Old Westbury, New York
  • Gold Medal, Architectural League of New York, 1950 - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York (Philip Goodwin, Associate)
  • Gold Medal, Architectural League of New York, 1950 - El Panama Hotel, Panama City, Panama
  • Honorable Mention, Architectural League of New York, 1952 - University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, 1952 - University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • First Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, 1958 - Stuart Pharmaceutical Co., Pasadena, California
  • Award of Merit, American Institute of Architects, 1958 - U.S. Pavilion, Brussels, Belgium
  • First Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, 1961 - U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, India
  • Award of Merit, American Institute of Architects, 1963 - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel, California
  • First Honor Award, American Institute of Architects and American Library Association, 1963 - University of South Carolina Undergraduate Library, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, 1967 - Ponce Museum of Art, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Related pages

  • Everett, Derek R. "Modern Statehouses for Modern States: Edward Durell Stone's Capitol Architecture in North Carolina and Florida." Southern Historian, Vol. 28 (Spring 2007): pp. 74–91.
  • Head, Jeffrey. "Unearthing Stone." Metropolis magazine, Urban Journal, January 2008.
  • Hunting, Mary Anne. "Edward Durell Stone, Perception and Criticism." PhD diss., Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2007.
  • Hunting, Mary Anne. "From Craft to Industry: Furniture Designed by Edward Durell Stone for Senator Fulbright." The Magazine Antiques, Vol. 165, No. 5 (May 2004): pp. 110–121.
  • Hunting, Mary Anne. "Living with Antiques: The Richard H. Mandel House in Bedford Hills, New York." The Magazine Antiques, Vol. 160, No. 1 (July 2001): pp. 72–83.
  • Ricciotti, Dominic. "Edward Durell Stone and the International Style in America: Houses of the 1930s." American Art Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Summer 1988): pp. 48–73.
  • Ricciotti, Dominic. “The 1939 Building of the Museum of Modern Art: The Goodwin-Stone Collaboration.” American Art Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Summer 1985): pp. 51–76.
  • Stone, Edward Durell. Edward Durell Stone: Recent and Future Architecture. New York: Horizon Press, 1967.
  • Stone, Edward Durell. The Evolution of An Architect. New York: Horizon Press, 1962.
  • Williams, John G. The Curious and the Beautiful. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1984.

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