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American architectural partnership founded in New York in 1929 by Richmond Harold Shreve (b Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, 25 June 1877; d Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 11 Sept 1946), William Frederick Lamb (b Brooklyn, NY, 21 Nov 1883; d New York, 8 Sept 1952) and Arthur Loomis Harmon (b Chicago, 1878; d White Plains, NY, 17 Oct 1958). Shreve had studied architecture at Cornell University, NY, graduating in 1902, and he taught there for four years before joining Carrère & Hastings in New York (1906). Lamb also joined their firm (1911), after studying architecture at Columbia University, New York, and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, where he received a diploma in 1911. In 1920 both Shreve and Lamb became partners in Carrère & Hastings. In 1924 they left to form their own practice, in which Shreve oversaw the firm’s business and promotion, and Lamb was chief designer. Harmon had studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then the School of Architecture at Columbia University, where he graduated in 1901. After working in several offices in New York, including McKim, Mead & White, he practised under his own name (1913–29), earning recognition for his residential hotels in particular. His most outstanding building was the award-winning Shelton Hotel (completed 1924), which was widely admired as one of the first and finest expressions of the new setback form for skyscrapers, established in New York by the zoning law of 1916. In 1929 Harmon joined Shreve & Lamb.
Richmond Harold Shreve
An architect, died September 10, 1946, at his home in Hastings-on- Hudson, New York, aged sixty-nine. He was born in Cornwallis, South Carolina and studied at Cornell University School of Architecture. He was a member of the firm of Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, whose works included the Empire State Building, military and naval installations, and public and private housing projects. He was the director of the Slum Clearance Committee of New York in 1933, president of the American Institute of Architects from 1941 to 1943, and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He established the Shreve, Lamb & Harmon fellowship at Cornell University.