Richard Clipston Sturgis

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Richard Clipston Sturgis (December 24, 1860 – January 20, 1951), generally known as R. Clipston Sturgis, was an American architect based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sturgis was nephew of architect John Hubbard Sturgis and successor to his practice. He served at various times as President of the Boston Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Architects (1913-1915), and the Society of Arts and Crafts Boston (1917-1920); and as a member of the Boston School Board. His papers are archived in the Boston Athenæum.

His son Richard Clipston Sturgis Jr. was also an architect but died at age 30.

Selected architectural works[edit]

Sturgis also designed the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seal.


  • Built in Boston: City and Suburb 1800-1950, Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1978