Michael Middleton Dwyer

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Michael Middleton Dwyer is an architect practicing in New York City known for renovating historic structures and designing new ones in traditional vocabularies, also known as New Classical Architecture. He is also a writer of architectural history who was the editor of Great Houses of the Hudson River (2001) and author of Carolands (2006).


Dwyer graduated from Columbia College (A.B. 1975)[1] where he studied with the architect Robert A.M. Stern. He also received a degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania (M.Arch 1979).

Architectural works[edit]

The George F. Baker Jr. house, 75 East 93rd St. at Park Avenue, New York City
Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial in Riverside Park, New York City
  • 35 Meter Cruising Yacht (1995).[2]
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Monument, Riverside Park, New York; Penelope Jencks, sculptor; Bruce Kelly/David Varnell, landscape architects; Michael M. Dwyer, architect (1996).[3]
  • Cosmopolitan Club, New York; Thomas Harlan Ellett, original architect (1932); Michael M. Dwyer, consulting architect (1996–2008).
  • Edgewater Guesthouse, Barrytown, New York (1997).[4][5][6]
  • Synod of Bishops (originally Francis F. Palmer House; then George F. Baker Jr. house), 75 East 93rd St., New York; Delano & Aldrich, original architect (1918); Michael M. Dwyer, restoration architect (1998).
  • Gin Lane Residence, Longview, Southampton, NY (2000).[2][7]
  • Mead's Point Residence, Greenwich, CT (2001).[8]
  • Edward S. Lampert Residence, Greenwich, CT (2001).
  • Toylsome Place Residence, Stone Cottage, Southampton, NY (2003).
  • Jefferys Lane Residence, Sommariva, East Hampton, NY (2009).

Written works[edit]


  1. ^ Columbia College Alumni Directory (White Plains, NY: Bernard C. Harris Publishing Co., Inc., 1982).
  2. ^ a b Editors of The Classicist, with an introduction by Robert A.M. Stern, A Decade of Art & Architecture 1992-2002 (New York, NY: Institute of Classical Architecture, 2002).
  3. ^ Jean Parker Phifer, Public Art New York (New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 2009).
  4. ^ Richard H. Jenrette, Adventures with Old Houses (Charleston, SC: Wyrick & Co., 2000). ISBN 0-941711-46-3.
  5. ^ J. M. von Mauch, C. P. J. Normand, Parallel of the Classical Orders of Architecture, compiled and edited with an introduction by Donald M. Rattner (New York, NY: Acanthus Press, 1998).
  6. ^ Diane DiPiero. "In Grand Tradition." Classic American Home (April/May 2001).
  7. ^ Elizabeth Pochoda. "Taking the Long View." House & Garden (August 2001).
  8. ^ Laura Beach. "Sojourn on the Sound." Antiques & Fine Art (Summer 2006).
  9. ^ Skurman, Andrew (July 2007). "American Landmark: Carolands". Period Homes. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 

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