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Male, US, born 1875, died 1945-12-23

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Willcox and Sayward, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, McKim, Mead, and White, Architects, New York, NY, c. 1899-1905.

Partner, Willcox and Sayward, Architects, Vermont and Seattle, WA, 1907-c. 1913. William J. Sayward and Walter R.B. Willcox came to Seattle, WA, together from Burlington, VT, in 1907. In 1914, Willcox and Sayward maintained their office in Room #214 of the Central Building. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1914, p. 1494.)

Partner, Edwards and Sayward, Architects, Atlanta, GA, 1913-1939. In the mid-1930s, Sayward worked on the design of the Atlanta University Homes, an early public housing project in Atlanta, GA.

Partner, Sayward and Logan, Architects, Atlanta, GA, 1939-1945.

Sayward accomplished the bulk of his work in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington Chapter, 1910-1911.

President, AIA, Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA.

President, Affiliated Technical Societies of Boston, Boston, MA. (Founded on 06/19/1922, the Affiliated Tecnical Societies of Boston changed its name to the "Engineering Societies of Boston" in 1929 and to the "Affiliated Societies" in 1934. It included the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Plant Engineers Club, Massachusetts State Engineers Association and other groups.)

Presenter, Public Housing Conference, Hotel Biltmore, Atlanta, GA, 05/03-04/1935. (See "Techwood Inspection Ends Housing Parlay," Atlanta Constitution, 05/05/1935, p. 2.)

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA).



Coursework, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

B.S. in Architecture, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1897.



William Sayward was born in Woodstock, VT, and attended the University of VT c. 1893. He transferred to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, MA, from which he graduated in 1897.

Biographical Notes

President, New England Club, Boston, MA.

President, City Club of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

Associated Locations

  • Woodstock, VT (Architect's Birth)
    Woodstock, VT

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  • Atlanta, GA (Architect's Death)
    Atlanta, GA

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