Richmond Shreve

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Richmond Harold Shreve (June 25, 1877 - September 11, 1946) was a Canadian-American architect.


He was born on June 25, 1877 in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia.

Shreve attended Cornell University, taught there from 1902 to 1906, and was a member of the Sphinx Head Society.

He was president of the American Institute of Architects from 1941 through 1943.

He died on September 11, 1946 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.


His company Shreve, Lamb and Harmon led the construction of the Empire State Building[1] as well as several Cornell University buildings.[2] Shreve was also the lead architect for the landmark 1937 Williamsburg Houses housing development in Brooklyn.

He was profiled in the book The 100 Most Notable Cornellians.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Empire State Building : Official Internet Site
  2. ^ "A Businesslike Tower, Overshadowed by a Famous Sibling", The New York Times, September 30, 2007.