Male, US, born 03/27/1896, died 02/09/1969

Associated with the firms network

Howe and Lescaze, Architects; Lescaze, William, Architect

Professional History

Draftsman, Karl Moser, Architect, Zurich, Switerland; Draftsman, Henri Sauvage, Architect, Paris, 1919-1920; Draftsman, Walter R. McCormack, Cleveland OH; Principal, William Lescaze, Architect, New York, NY, 1923-1929; Partner, [George] Howe and Lescaze, 1929-1934 Philadelphia, PA, (some sources indicate the dissolution occurred in 1932, as per Grove Art Encyclopedia entry under "Lescaze"); Principal, William Lescaze and Associates, New York, NY, 1934-1969.

In 1955, Lescaze was a Registered Architect in the states of AR, CT, DC, MD, MA, NJ, NY and PA.

Silver Medal, New York World's Fair, New York, NY, 1939; Honor, Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Southern CA Chapter, for the CBS Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, 1939. Fellow, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (Royal Society of Arts, for short, or the "RSA"), London, UK, 1948; Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1951;

His papers have been archived at the William Lescaze Archive, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.


College de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland, 1910-1914; Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland, 1914-1915; M.A., Eidgenossische Technical Hochschule (E.T.H.), Zurich, Switzerland, 1919;


Born in Geneva, Switzerland, came to the U.S. in 1921 to work for the Cleveland, OH firm of Hubbell and Benes. Lescaze studied at College de Geneve, Switzerland, 1910-1914, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Geneve, Switzerland, 1914-1915, and at the Eidgenossische Technical Hochschule (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, 1919. In 1955, Lescaze lived at 211 East 48th Street, New York, NY.

William Lescaze married Mary Hughes.

Child: Lee Adrian.

Associated Locations

  • Geneva, Switzerland (Architect's Birth)
    Geneva, Switzerland

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

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PCAD id: 80