Arthur Cotton Moore

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Arthur Cotton Moore
Portrait of Arthur Cotton Moore
BornApril 12, 1935
Washington, D.C.
Alma materPrinceton University, Princeton University School of Architecture
ProjectsWashington Harbour, restoration and modernization of the Thomas Jefferson Building and John Adams Building of the Library of Congress, the Old Post Office, and the Cairo Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Arthur Cotton Moore (born April 12, 1935) is an American architect who has achieved national and international recognition for his contributions to architecture, master planning, furniture design, painting, and writing.

Moore began his professional practice in 1965 and is best known for expanding the purview of the country’s nascent Preservation Movement, from the restoration of historic manor houses to re-purposing urban industrial structures. His first project––Canal Square, in Washington D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood––was the earliest recognized manifestation of combining an old mercantile building with major new construction.

Moore is also known for the Washington Harbour development on the Potomac River in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., the Goh Annex of the Phillips Collection also in Washington, D.C., and the renovation and modernization of the Thomas Jefferson and John Adams buildings of the Library of Congress, the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue, and the renovation of Washington D.C.'s tallest residential building, the Cairo Hotel.

Early life[edit]

"Tanglebank," Arthur Cotton Moore's childhood home.

Arthur Cotton Moore spent his early years at “Tanglebank,” his grandparents’ Victorian house off Connecticut Avenue in the Kalorama neighborhood of NW Washington, D.C., now the site of a new People's Republic of China building providing housing for its embassy personnel.

Moore’s maternal grandfather was Admiral Ridley McLean. His father, Captain Charles Godwin Moore, Jr., served during both World Wars. His mother was the granddaughter of Thomas Monroe Gale, whose house in the Kalorama neighborhood is now the Myanmar Embassy. Moore is a relative by marriage of Senator James McMillan of Michigan, Chairman of the 1900 McMillan Commission, which authored the second Master Plan of the National Mall (McMillan Plan).





Moore has described his architectural style in his non-preservation work as Modernism with Baroque sensibilities. Some have referred to this style as “post-postmodernism.” [1] It is a lighter, even an entertaining modern interpretation of the exuberant style that flourished in Europe from the middle of the 17th century to the early 18th century. ''People are tired of endless grid-crunching,'' Moore said. ''Baroque deals with modern design's fear and loathing of the curve - just what I think is missing in modern design.'' [1]

Notable Projects[edit]

  • Canal Square in Georgetown, is a landmarked 19th-century warehouse and the former home of the Tabulating Machine Company, a direct precursor of IBM. It was re-adapted with new construction in 1970 at a cost of US$2.5 million. Located alongside the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in the then-neglected industrial waterfront area, the project repurposed the warehouse by joining it with a sympathetic modern addition, bringing new life to the area. This led to similar programs across the country in a practice that became to be known as “adaptive reuse,” using existing building equity in a strategic way as an alternative to the devastation brought about by urban renewal and other economic development programs. Eighty-four articles on Canal Square were published in national and international newspapers, magazines, and books.
  • Washington Harbour on the Georgetown waterfront (Washington, D.C.)
  • The US$80 million restoration and modernization of the Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Buildings of the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.)
  • Renovation of the Old Post Office building, completed in 1982 (Washington, D.C.)
  • Madeira School, an early solar-energy building (Washington, D.C.)
  • The Cairo Hotel, an 1894 building and the tallest privately owned building in Washington, D.C., remodeled for US$2.7 million from a neglected hotel to a profitable condominium
  • The Foundry, along the C&O Canal in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. included an existing historic foundry together with new construction.
  • The Phillips Collection renovation and the Goh Annex (Washington, D.C.)
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Center (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Foxhall Crescents (Washington, D.C.)
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • Lobby, entrance canopy, and Rizik’s Pavilion. 1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington D.C.

National Awards for Architecture and Furniture Design[edit]

Since 1965, Moore has received 70 Design Awards including:

  • 1977: The American Institute of Architects, in accordance with the judgment of its Honor Awards Jury, presented an Honor Award to Arthur Cotton Moore/Associates for achievement of excellence in Architectural Design of Canal Square (June 1977)
  • 1999: The American Institute of Architects, in accordance with the judgment of its Honor Award Jury, presented an Honor Award for Architecture to the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. for Excellence in Architectural Design by the Architect of the Capitol and Arthur Cotton Moore/Associates, Associate Architect. The Library of Congress, Owner. (May 1999)
  • 1999: The American Institute of Architects and The American Library Association presented this Award of Excellence to the Architect of the Capitol and Arthur Cotton Moore/Associates, Associate Architect, for the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress in recognition of Distinguished Accomplishment in Library Architecture. (June 1999)
  • 1972: Architectural Record Magazine’s National Award for Residential Design for Avon Place, Washington, D.C.
  • 1977: Architectural Record Magazine’s National Award for Residential Design for Harris House, Arlington, VA
  • 1980: Architectural Record Magazine’s National Award for Residential Design for Bernstein House, Washington, D.C.
  • 1990: Architectural Record Magazine’s National Award for Excellence in Design for the Industrial Baroque Furniture Series
  • 2004: The Society of Professional Journalists, Dateline Award for Excellence in Local Journalism for the "Big Apple Attack" published in the Washingtonian Magazine

Design Award Juries and Appointments[edit]

Moore has served as chairman and member on design award and architectural-commission award juries throughout the United States, across the spectrum of design recognition programs, including:

  • 1972: Chairman, Jury on the Presidential Reviewing Stand design competition.
  • 1973: Jury Member, Distinguished Design Awards Program, Department of the Army
  • 1975: Jury Member, Design Advisory Panel of Baltimore City
  • 1975: Jury Member, Progressive ArchitectureMagazine Design Awards Program
  • 1976: Jury Member, Distinguished Design Awards Program, Department of the Army
  • 1977: Jury Member, Detroit, Michigan AIA Design Awards Program
  • 1978: Jury Member, Virginia AIA Honor Awards Program
  • 1978: Jury Member, Design Competition Jury for the Provincetown Playhouse and Eugene O’Neill Archival Center
  • 1978: Jury Member, Texas AIA Honor Awards Program
  • 1979: Jury Member, Detroit, Michigan AIA Design Awards Program
  • 1980: Jury Member, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania AIA Honor Awards Program
  • 1980: Chairman, The National AIA Honor Awards Program for Extended Use
  • 1981: Jury Member, Design Competition, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Design & Energy
  • 1981: Jury Member, Association of Student AIA Chapters Design Awards Program, sponsored by the Tile Council of America. November
  • 1982: Jury Member, North Carolina AIA Design Awards Program
  • 1984: Jury Member, Design Competition Jury for the Cultural Arts Pavilion, Newport News, Virginia
  • 1984: Jury Member, Maryland Society of Landscape Architects
  • 1984: Jury Member, Builder Magazine, Builder’s Choice Awards Program
  • 1984: Jury Member, New Jersey Society of Architects Awards Program
  • 1984: Jury Member, Connecticut Society of Architects, Excellence in Architecture Awards Program
  • 1988: Jury Member, National Concrete Masonry Association, National Architectural Awards Program
  • 1989: Jury Member, The Brick Institute of America, Brick in Architecture National Awards Program
  • 1989: Chairman, Pennsylvania Society of Architects, Design Awards Program
  • 1990: Jury Member, Builder Magazine, Builder’s Choice Awards Program
  • 1991: Jury Member, Baltimore Magazine/AIA Residential Design Awards
  • 1991: Jury Member, Museum in Arts Magazine/ASID Design Competition Awards Program
  • 1993: Jury Member, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), National Graphics Design Awards Program
  • 1995: Jury Member, National Apartment Association. Annual Design Award Program
  • 2002: Jury Member, AIA National Benedictus Awards Program
  • 2002: Jury Member, Design/Build Institute, National Design Award Program

Group Architectural Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1981/1982: Cooper-Hewitt Museum: Suburbs. Foxhall Crescents
  • 1983: Columbia University Center for the Study of American Architecture. American Architecture: Innovation and Tradition
  • 1985: The Catholic University of America, Architecture School: Current Work
  • 1988: The Athenaeum, Alexandria, Virginia. A Decade of Washington Architecture
  • 1988: The National Building Museum. Best Addresses
  • 1990: The National Building Museum. Give us your Best
  • 1991: The National Building Museum. Visions and Revisions
  • 1991: Columbia University. Donations to the Avery Library Centennial Archive: Contemporary Architectural Drawings

Honors and Distinctions[edit]

  • Projects have been published in over 2,800 articles in magazines and newspapers throughout the United States, Europe, the U.K., South Korea, Australia, Japan, and in several books
  • Elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) (1979)
  • Included since 1980 in the international compilation Contemporary Architects, published by St. James Press, London
  • Included in Wikipedia's List of Notable Architects, a list of well-known individuals with a large body of published work or notable structures
  • Included in American Architects: A Survey of Award-winning Contemporary Architects
  • U.S. Trade Mission: State Department Representative to Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands (1973)
  • Listed in Who's Who in America since 1980
  • “Washingtonian of the Year,” Washingtonian Magazine (January 1981)
  • “Washington D.C.: The Making of a Capital,” Honorary Advisor to The Columbia Historical Society (1986)
  • The Power Elite: The 100 Most Influential People in Private Washington, Regardie's Magazine (January 1988)
  • Distinguished Community Service Award, The Princeton Club of Washington (1988)


  • 1975: Smithsonian Institution. Seven Lectures on Architecture and Planning. Washington, D.C.
  • 1978: Producer’s Council. “The Architect and the Developer Working Together.” Chicago, IL
  • 1978: The Smithsonian Institution. “The Architecture of the Absurd.” Four-part series.
  • 1979: Columbia University.Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. “Recent Work.” New York, NY
  • 1979: AIA Grassroots North Meeting. “Recent Work.” Washington D.C.
  • 1979: University of Maryland. Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. “Recent Work.”
  • 1979: North Carolina State University. School of Architecture. “Recent Work.” Raleigh, NC
  • 1979: Trinity College. Annual Guest Lecture. Dublin, Ireland
  • 1979: University of Texas.School of Architecture. “Recent Work.” Austin, TX
  • 1979: Smithsonian Institution. “Buildings Reborn.” Washington, D.C.
  • 1980: AIA Nebraska. “Current Work.” Omaha, NE
  • 1980: University of Wisconsin. “Current Work.” Milwaukee, WI
  • 1982: University of Nebraska.“Current Work.” Lincoln, NE
  • 1982: The Annual Henry Hornbostel Memorial Lecture. “Current Work.” Carnegie-Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1982: Smithsonian Institution.“Squabbles in the City.” Washington, D.C.
  • 1982: University of Kentucky. “Current Work” Lexington, KY
  • 1982: Smithsonian Institution. “Residential Architecture.” Washington, D.C.
  • 1983: Institute for Urban Design. Fifth International Conference on Urban Design. “Georgetown Waterfront.” Washington, D.C.
  • 1983: The Metropolitan Club.“Book and Author Dinner.” “Current Work.” Washington D.C.
  • 1984: Northern Virginia Builder’s Association. “Current Work.”
  • 1984: Howard University School of Architecture. “Current Work.” Washington, D.C.
  • 1984: Society of Real Estate Appraisers. “Old Post Office.” Washington, D.C.
  • 1984: Washington-Alexandria Center for Architecture, Extension of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. “Current Work.” Virginia.
  • 1985: Mid-Atlantic APA Regional Conference. “Waterfront Development.” Washington, D.C.
  • 1985: The Hirshhorn Museum. “A Retrospective Lecture Marking 20 years of Practice.”
  • 1985: Smithsonian Institution. Tour of Arthur Cotton Moore Projects
  • 1985: The Board of Trade.“Current Work.”
  • 1986: AIA Grassroots ’86. “Old Post Office.”
  • 1986: D.C. Bar Association. (Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Division) “Current Work.” Washington, D.C.
  • 1986: The Committee of 100 on the Federal City. “The Portals Project.”
  • 1986: Capital Design Week. “The Washington Design Center.”
  • 1986: American Planning Association. “The Portals.”
  • 1987: Masonry Institute. “Current Work.”
  • 1988: Purdue University School of Landscape Architecture. “Current Work.” Indiana, IL
  • 1988: Tulane University School of Architecture. “Current Work.” New Orleans, LA
  • 1988: American Society of Appraisers. “Waterfront Development.”
  • 1989: Virginia Masonry Council. “Arthur Cotton Moore Projects.” Richmond, VA
  • 1989: Landscape Architecture Magazine. “Forum on Urban Plazas.” Maryland
  • 1990: Urban Waterfronts ’90. The Waterfront Center.
  • 1991: Construction Specifications Institute. “Library of Congress Restoration Tour”
  • 1992: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club. “Selected Projects.” Maryland
  • 1993: Howard University School of Architecture. “Art, Architecture, Urban Design.” Washington, D.C.
  • 1994: D.C. Building Industry Association.“Redoing Lobbies: Renovation Design Choices.”
  • 1995: M-Day 1995.Masonry Institute of Michigan/AIA Michigan. “Masonry in Architecture.” Grand Rapids, MI
  • 1995: Rosslyn Renaissance. “Rosslyn Waterfront.”
  • 1996: Washington Building Congress. “Pennsylvania Avenue.” Washington, D.C.
  • 1996: Chesapeake AIA. “Current Work” Annapolis, MD
  • 1997: Rosslyn Renaissance.“Rosslyn Waterfront”

The international publicity generated by the many facets of the Washington Harbour Complex––Architecture, Urban Design, residential/office/commercial uses, a visionary flood control system, fountains, and its siting on the Potomac River––prompted requests from specific groups for a combination slide presentation, guided tour, and Q&A session:

  • 1985: The National Building Museum (27 October)
  • 1985: The National Building Museum (9 November)
  • 1986: AIA Washington Chapter (22 November)
  • 1986: Representatives of the Isle of Dogs, London Council
  • 1987: The Corcoran Gallery of Art (4 April)
  • 1987: Representatives of the City Council. Liverpool, England
  • 1987: Representatives of the Ministry of Bonn, West Germany
  • 1987: Columbia Historical Society (26 September)
  • 1987: Brick Institute of America (16 November)
  • 1987: Representatives of Parliament. Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1988: American Society of Appraisers (28 June)
  • 1988: American Society of Landscape Architects (13 July)
  • 1988: The Waterfront Center (24 September)
  • 1988: American Planning Association (28 October)
  • 1988: Howard University School of Architecture (19 November)
  • 1988: Representatives of the South Korean Government (7 December)
  • 1989: The National Building Museum (25 March)
  • 1989: Potomac River Basin Consortium (8 April)
  • 1989: The National Building Museum (15 April)
  • 1989: American Society of Landscape Architects (13 July)
  • 1989: Israeli Architects Association (20 October)
  • 1991: The Town Council of Lyon, France (8 April)
  • 1991: AIA ACSA National Convention (9 April)
  • 1991: The National Building Museum (27 April)
  • 1991: AIA National Convention (18 May)
  • 1993: University of Osaka, Graduate School of Global Architecture (21 June)
  • 1994: The Brick Institute of America (14 November)
  • 1996: The Brick Institute of America (11 November)

Master Planning[edit]

  • “Master Plan of the National Mall, Expanded for the 21st Century” (2017) was published in Moore’s book “Our Nation’s Capital: Pro Bono Publico Ideas” (2017),[2] the Washington Business Journal (January 2018) and Washingtonian Magazine (May 2018).
  • Master Planning Policy Papers for New Towns. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (1969)
  • Master Planning Research on Urban Waterfronts. Project No. C-2141 (1971). Supported under the Title II provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1964 and funded by the Office of Water Resources, U.S. Department of the Interior. The goal was to introduce master planning to urban waterfronts, as an incentive to the then-awakening efforts to recharge the United States’ cradle of development. Bright, Breathing Edges of City Life: Amenity Benefits of Urban Water Resources was the first definitive look at this specific development effort, and was the best-seller on the list of Government Printing Office publications at that time.
  • Developer Master Plans for the ownership of the land, with the intention of phased implementation:
    • Camp Luckett. Route 7. Fairfax, Virginia: 200 acres
    • Davis Tract. Montgomery County, Maryland: 75 acres
    • Salt Pond. Bethany, Delaware: 1,000 acres
    • Forest Glen. Montgomery County, Maryland: 25 acres
    • The Palisades. Arlington, Virginia: 15 acres
    • Radnor Tract. Ballston, Virginia: 5 acres
    • The Portals. Washington D.C.: 10 acres
    • The Georgetown Waterfront. Washington, D.C.: 10 acres
    • Gwynebrook. Towson, Maryland: 75 acres
    • Warfield/Kline. Frederick, Maryland: 6 acres
    • Baker/Kane. Charleston, South Carolina: 50 acres
    • Baker Tract. Renley Point, South Carolina: 35 acres
    • Shirlington Tract. Arlington, Virginia: 30 acres
    • Shoreham Tract. Washington D.C.: 10 acres
    • Minglewood Farms. Nashville, Tennessee: 800 acres
    • 400 Block, Schenectady, New York:4 acres
    • The Rockefeller Estate. Washington, D.C.: 25 acres
    • Arts Council. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: 3 acres
    • Old Ford Plant. Alexandria, Virginia: 10 acres
    • The Thomas Cannery. Gaithersburg, Maryland: 3 acres
    • Fortune Parc. Montgomery County, Maryland: 48 acres
    • Doubleday Property. Garden City, Long Island: 18 acres
  • Central Business District Master Plansfor city governments and downtown business groups, with the intention of phased implementation geared towards economic revitalization. Included in most of these was identification of potential developers, and a detailed strategy to bring the plans to reality:
    • Baltimore, Maryland: 40 blocks
    • Petersburg, Virginia: 40 acres
    • Norfolk, Virginia: 50 acres
    • Fort Wayne, Indiana: 6 blocks
    • Rockville, Maryland: 420 acres
    • Columbus, Georgia: 100 blocks
    • Nashville, Tennessee: 162 acres
    • York, Pennsylvania: 100 acres
    • Colmar Manor, Maryland: 15 acres
    • Dearborn, Michigan: 6 blocks
    • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: 70 acres
  • Tourism Master Plansfor state governments. Large-scale projects done in the 1960s, all of which were geared to economic development through creation/invention of a tourism industry:
    • The Town of East St. Louis, Illinois
    • Ski industry for West Virginia
    • Cooperative Resort Town, Puente al Mar, Puerto Rico
    • Frank Holten State Park, Illinois
    • The South Texas Triangle
    • Nine Counties, Northeast Development District, Arkansas
    • Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    • Arkadelphia, Arkansas
    • Ten Year Development Plan of the Bahama Islands
    • Red Carpet Country, Oklahoma
    • Bourne, Massachusetts
    • Nassau, Bahamas


Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1990: Industrial Baroque (Painting and Furniture). Barbara Fendrick Gallery. New York. (22 February to 31 March 1990)
  • 1990: Industrial Baroque(Painting and Furniture). Barbara Fendrick Gallery. Washington D.C. (5 April to 28 April 1990)
  • 1991-92: Facades (series). Hokin Kaufman Gallery. Chicago, Illinois. (November 1991 to January 1992)
  • 1993: Urban Stories (series). Galerie Gasnier Kamien. Paris, France. (6 April 1993 to 31 July 1993)
  • 1995: Visions of the Future (series). National Technical Museum, Prague, Czech Republic in cooperation with the Fund for Arts and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe. (9 March to 30 April 1995)
  • 1995: Visions of the Future (series). The Museum of Architecture, Wroclaw, Poland in cooperation with the Fund for Arts and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe. (7 September to 8 October 1995)

These following articles on the solo exhibitions were published in newspapers and magazines between 1989 and 1995:

  • The New York Times. 15 June 1989 (Barbara Gamarekian)
  • Regardie’s Magazine. January 1990
  • The New York Times. 15 March 1990 (Suzanne Slesin)
  • The Washington Post. 5 April 1990 (Jane Stonesifer)
  • The Washington Post. 7 April 1990 (Benjamin Forgey)
  • Dossier Magazine. June 1990
  • Trump’s Magazine. June 1990 (Lesa Griffith)
  • Architectural Record Magazine. September 1990 (Karen D. Stein)
  • Washington Home & Garden Magazine. Winter. 1990
  • Avery Library Centennial Drawings Archive. 1991. “Retrofitted Window.” San Francisco:
  • Pomegranate Press.
  • Art & Antiques Magazine. November 1991 (Carol Vogel)
  • Gay Chicago Magazine. 19 December 1991 (Justin H. Sunward)
  • Le Generaliste. June 1993 (Chantal de Rosamel)
  • Jardin des Modes. June 1993 (Nicole Bamberger)
  • Demeures Chateaux. June/July 1993 (Michel de Loye)
  • Listings: D’Architectures. April 1993
  • Le Moniteur Architecture. April 1993
  • Connaissance des Art. May 1993
  • L’Oeil. May 1993
  • BAT Magazine. France. May 1993
  • The Washington Post. “Big Sky Motel.” 14 October 1993
  • Frontier Magazine. “Big Sky Motel.” Winter 1994
  • Prace. 13 March 1995
  • Express. 13 March 1995
  • Svobodne Slove. 14 March 1995
  • Dobry Vecernik. 15 March 1995
  • The Washington Post. 16 March 1995
  • Dobry Vecernik. 20 March 1995
  • Dobry Vecernik.30 March 1995
  • Prace. 31 March 1995
  • Zn Noviny. 5 April 1995
  • In: Hospodarske.7 April 1995
  • Kvety. 7 April 1995
  • Atelier. 13 April 1995
  • Vystrizek Z Tisku. 21 April 1995

Group Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1990: National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., “Industrial Baroque” Furniture. Side Table (October 1990)
  • 1991: Columbia University, New York, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. Retrofitted Window (April 1991)
  • 1991: Chicago International Art Exposition
  • 1992: Chicago International Art Exposition
  • 1993: "Art by Architects", Washington, D.C., AIA/Share our Strength Auction.Big Sky Motel (October 21, 1993)
  • 1993: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Friends Auction. Washington D.C. Wet Paint (November 5, 1993)
  • 1993: "East/West Tangent", Cologne, Germany. Curated by Francoise Friedrich. SoHo Art Gallery and In the Eighth Year (November 10 to 20, 1993)
  • 1994: "Art by Architects", Los Angeles. AIA Convention. Balcony Supported by Ganged Metal Tube Brackets (13 May 1994)
  • 1994: American Embassy Kuwait. Art in Embassies Program: Lookout Tower and Wide Flange Cornice with Pipes and Sheet Metal Dentils (June 1994)
  • 1994: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Friends Auction. Washington, D.C. Ready to Talk (October 28, 1994)
  • 1995: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Friends Auction. Washington D.C. Seaside Motel (October 27, 1995)




Journal of the American Institute of Architects:

  • 1965: “Politics, Architecture and World Fairs.” Cover article. (April)
  • 1979: Book Review. “The Revolutionary New Corridor-Free Systems.”
  • 1979: “Adaptive Abuse”
  • 1980: “The Retreat into Architectural Narcissism”

“The Pennsylvania Avenue Plan.” St. Albans Bulletin, May 1965

“Advise and Consult.” Library of Congress Information Bulletin. Vol. 56, No. 9, 5-11. May 1997.

The Weekly Standard:

  • “Storm Warnings. Architectural Change is Coming–and It ain’t gonna be pretty.” (Venice Biennale), February 7, 2005.
  • “Lines in the Sand. Art and Commerce in Sunny Florida.” (Art Basel Miami Beach), March 12, 2007.
  • “China by Design. On a clear day you can see the People’s Architecture” April 28, 2008

Washingtonian Magazine: (Contributing Editor on Urban Affairs, 1965-1978)

  • 1965: “Last Resort Architecture”
  • 1965: “Subways are for People”
  • 1966: “Wanted: A HUD with Vision”
  • 1966: “The Architecture of Zoning”
  • 1966: “The Washington National Airport boondoggle”
  • 1967: “Sound and Fury at the FAA”
  • 1967: “The Restoration Game”
  • 1967: “Transportation to Dulles Airport”
  • 1967: “The Day Commissioner Tobrinop saw a Kiosk”
  • 1967: “A Proposal to Solve the National Airport Problem: The Airline Terminal Building”
  • 1969: “Washington’s Waterfronts: 44 Miles down the Drain”
  • 1970: “Economic Home Rule for the District of Columbia”
  • 1972: “A No-Cost Solution to the Airport Problem”
  • 1972: “An Offer to Buy National Airport”
  • 1973: “Take this New York”
  • 1974: “Saving the Willard”
  • 1986: “The Bunkerization of Washington”


Over the decades, memberships have included: The American Institute of Architects and its Washington Chapter; Committee Against National Airport; Georgetown Planning Council; Committee of 100 on the Federal City; Bicentennial Assembly of the District of Columbia; City Council Special Citizens Committee on Urban Renewal; The National Mall Coalition; Metropolitan Washington Planning & Housing Association; Urban Land Institute; Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni; Princeton Club of Washington; Princeton Club of New York; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Society of Architectural Historians; American Planning Association; Institute for Urban Design; The Columbia Historical Society; the Architectural League of New York; the Chevy Chase Club; and the Metropolitan Club.

Personal life[edit]

Arthur Cotton Moore lives with his wife, Patricia Moore, in Washington, D.C.


Per the Travelers’ Century Club official list as of January 1, 2018, Moore has traveled to the following 139 countries, most multiple times, to study and photograph their Architecture, Urban Design, and Urban Waterfronts:

Abu Dhabi, Alaska, Amsterdam, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bali, Barbados, Barbuda, Belgium, Belize, Bequia, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Chile, Cuba, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Domenica, Dubai, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Estonia, French Polynesia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Hawaiian Islands, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Leeward Islands French, Leeward Island Netherlands, Macau, Malaysia, Mallorca, Mexico, Minorca, Martinique, Pierre & Miquelon, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Nevis, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Rhodes, Romania, Russia, Saba, Scotland, Serbia, Sharjah, Sicily, Singapore, South Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St. Barts, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Croix, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Thomas, St. Vincent, Sumatra, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tasmania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey in Asia, Turkey in Europe, Ukraine, Ulster, Vatican City, Venezuela, Turkey in Asia, Turkey in Europe, Vietnam, Virgin Islands British, Virgin Islands U.S., Wales


  1. ^ a b Slesin, Suzanne. "The Curvaceous Baroque Is Given a Modern Manner". Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  2. ^ Moore, Arthur Cotton (1998). The Powers of Preservation: New Life for Urban Historic Places. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780070433946.

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