Male, US, born 06/19/1938, died 08/03/2009

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Gwathmey, Siegel and Associates Architects

Professional History

Partner, Gwathmey and [Richard] Henderson, Architects, New York, NY, prior to 1968; Partner, Gwathmey [Robert] Siegel and Associates, Architects, New York, NY, 1968-2009;

Gwathmey taught at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA; Yale University, New Haven, CT; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; Columbia University, New York, NY; Cooper Union, New York, NY;


B.Arch., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, c. 1960; M.Arch., Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1962;


He had a daughter, Emily Gwathmey, ended in divorce; they had (with Emily Gwathmey) one daughter, Annie Gwathmey, who lived in Los Angeles, CA, in 2009; he also had a stepson: Eric Steel, who resided in New York, NY, in 2009.

Charles Gwathmey was married twice; he married Emily Gwathmey; he later married Bette-Ann Damson, who in 2009 served as Vice-President for Corporate Philanthropy, Polo Ralph Lauren, New York, NY;

Gwathmey died in Manhattan, New York, NY, of esophageal cancer. During his career, Gwathmey attracted a number of Hollywood moguls and actors as clients, including, David Geffen, Steven Spielberg, Jerry Seinfeld and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Associated Locations

  • Manhattan, NY (Architect's Death)
    Manhattan, NY

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  • Charlotte, NC (Architect's Birth)
    Charlotte, NC

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PCAD id: 732