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Male, US, born 1902-03-09, died 1978-08-06

Associated with the firms network

Goodwin, Stone and Kocher, Associated Architects; Stone, Edward Durrell and Associates


Professional History

Résumé

Stone worked in the architectural consortium that designed Rockefeller Center, New York, NY, 1929-1935;

President, Edward Durell Stone and Associates, New York, NY, 1935-1978; An announcement in the 06/1946 issue of Architectural Forum (84:6) stated: "Edward D. Stone announces that his New York City Office at 50 E. 64th St. is now open for the practice of architecture. Associated with him will be Stanley Reese, Alexander Knowlton, J. Graham Stewart and Karl Holzinger, Jr." (p.160).

Stone operated an office in Palo Alto, CA, while working on the Stanford University Hospital Project; this West Coast office also designed a number of other buildings in California, including Harvey Mudd College.

Professional Activities

In the mid-1960s, Stone's New York office worked as an architectural design collaborator on Busch Memorial Stadium in Saint Louis, MO along witth Sverdrup and Parcel and Associates of Saint Louis, and Schwarz and Van Hoefen of Saint Louis.

Professional Awards

Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) in 1958 for Design.

Stone received an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects for the General Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel, CA, in 1963.

Archives

Stone's papers are housed at the Department of Special Collections, University of Arkansas Library, Fayetteville, AR, Edward Durell Stone Papers, 1927-1974; 120 linear feet; 22,000 drawings. (See University of Arkansas Library, Special Collections, "Edward Durrell Stone Papers,"Accessed 01/30/2014.)

Education

College

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA;

College Awards

Recipient, Rotch Traveling Scholarship in Europe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1927-1929.

Personal

Spouse

The architect wed three times, the first to Orleana Vandiver, 1931, (divorced 1950).

He married Maria Eleana Torchio, 1954, (divorced).

Stone then married Violet Campbell Moffat, 1972.

Children

Stone had two children with Vandiver: Edward, Jr., and Robert, two children with Torchio: Benjamin and Maria, and one child with Moffat: Fiona.

Biographical Notes

Stone produced designs for notable Modernist furniture in the early 1950s, that was produced by Fulbright Industries, a company owned by the family of J. William Fulbright (1905–1995), a highly influential Senator (and childhood friend) from Arkansas. Stone's range of furniture included two different seating designs, a small bench, rectangular and square coffee tables, side chair, side table, three-seat sofa, credenza, chaise longue and woven screen. All of the pieces had light oak frames and were covered in woven hickory basketry, save for the tables. These "Ozark Modern" pieces are quite rare and coveted by collectors.



Associated Locations

  • Fayetteville, AR (Architect's Birth)
    Fayetteville, AR

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  • New York, NY (Architect's Death)
    New York, NY

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