American architect. He promoted French Beaux-Arts ideals in the USA, and is best known for the Singer Loft Building (1902–4), and the Singer Tower (1906–8—demolished), NYC. In those works he promoted the idea of structural rationality he had absorbed from his studies of Viollet-le-Duc. Among his other works may be cited the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (1892–7), and the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (1896–8) (in both of which his mastery of academic Classicism was displayed), and Bowcot (1916–18) and Wallcot (1918–22), two fine houses on Staten Island.
Bacon (1986);Dictionary of American Biography (1974);Placzek (ed.) (1982)
Subjects: Art — Architecture.