William Morgan, American architect, Died at 85


William Morgan died on December 18, 2016.

He was an architect and author

William came from Jacksonville, Florida.

Out of His exclusive designs, Three are included on the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects list of Florida’s top 100 buildings (The Williamson House in Ponte Vedra Beach; Morgan’s residence in Atlantic Beach; and Dickinson Hall at the University of Florida, formerly the Museum of Natural History).

Mr.Morgan has written five books including his most recent, Earth Architecture (2008).

In 2012, the University of Florida gave Mr.Morgan an honorary doctor of arts degree as well as the first recipient of its School of Architecture’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The architect has been described as a pioneer of sustainable design.

He grew up in Jacksonville.

William graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University before serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Following the war, he returned to Harvard to study architecture.

William Morgan studied in Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship (U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission) and then returned to Jacksonville in 1961 to open his architecture practice. in the city where he had grown up.

All Morgan’s five books cover the architecture of pre-industrial cultures, including those in pre-Columbian North America and Micronesia.

William Morgan passed away at 85 yrs old.