William Robert Ware

Architect

1832 – 1915

17 Views

Who was William Robert Ware?

William Robert Ware, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts into a family of the Unitarian clergy, was an American architect, author, and founder of two important American architectural schools.

He received his own professional education at Milton Academy, Harvard College and Harvard's Lawrence Scientific School. In 1859, he began working for Richard Morris Hunt, the founder of the first American architectural school and the AIA. Soon afterward Ware formed a partnership with the civil engineer Edward S. Philbrick, Philbrick and Ware, and they designed the Swedenborgian High Street Church in Brookline, Massachusetts.

In 1864, Ware partnered with fellow Harvard graduate Henry Van Brunt to form Ware & Van Brunt. Their Boston-area designs include Harvard's Memorial and Weld Halls, the Episcopal Divinity School campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Walter Hunnewell house at the Hunnewell estate in Wellesley, and the Ether Monument at the Boston Public Garden. In 1865, Ware became the first professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
May 27, 1832
Cambridge
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Milton Academy
Employment
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Columbia University
Lived in
  • Cambridge
Died
Jun 9, 1915

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"William Robert Ware." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 16 Oct. 2021. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/william_robert_ware>.

Discuss this William Robert Ware biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net