Harry Merritt, Architect

Updated: Feb 27

Harry Cline Merritt, Jr. - 1929 - 2016


Education:

1951 - Bachelor of Architecture, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

1953 - 1955 - Master of Architecture, Graduate School of Design (GSD) Harvard University, Boston, MA


Registered:

Florida


Academic Appointments:

1960 - 1995 - Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Publications:

2010 - Perspective Drawing, The Projected Image Method


Influences:

Studied under Walter Gropius while at Harvard's, Graduate School of Design (GSD). Studied under Paul Rudolf while at GSD. Recommended to work with Gene Leedy by Paul Rudolf, then writing critic at Harvard’s GSD. University of Florida College of Architecture, Dean Turpin Bannister saw a display of Merritt’s work at a Florida American Institute of Architects (AIA) convention in 1959.

Influenced by Bernie Voichysonk's grading style


Firms:

1955 - Gene Leedy Architecture, Winter Haven, Florida

1958 - Harry Merritt Architects, Gainesville, Florida


Professional Affiliations:

1958 - American Institute of Architects (AIA) North Florida Chapter

Governor Bob Grahams Florida Housing Advisory Committee


Military Service:

1951- 1953 - U.S. Corps of Engineers, Korea


Honors:

2012 - University of Florida School of Architecture Lifetime Achievement Award, Gainesville, FL


Notable Works:

1964 - Weil - Cassis Residence, Colclough Hill Neighborhood, Gainesville, Florida

1964 - Grissom Residence, Gwynn Oak Neighborhood on Clear Lake, Gainesville, Florida

1964 - Vaughn Residence, Masonwood Neighborhood

1965 - Lakeshore Towers Apartment Building, 2306 SW 13th Street Gainesville, Florida

1965 - Merritt Residence, Magnolia Estates, Lakeshore Drive on Newnans Lake

Original Plans for Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 University Avenue Gainesville, Florida



Harry Cline Merritt, Jr.

Original Plans for Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 University Avenue Gainesville, Florida

1964 - Weil - Cassis Residence, Colclough Hill neighborhood, Gainesville, Florida (Photo credit, Aaron Bailey)

1964 - Grissom Residence, Clear Lake, Gainesville, Florida


1965 - Lakeshore Towers Apartment Building, 2306 SW 13th Street Gainesville, Florida

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