Frederick Lee Ackerman (1878-1950) graduated from Cornell University with a degree in architecture in 1901 before continuing his studies in Europe for the next two years. He began architectural practice with Alexander B. Trowbridge in 1906, and soon he became Trowbridge's partner in a firm that continued to 1920. Before America's entry in World War I Ackerman traveled to Britain to gather information and write about housing for articles that appeared first in the Journal of the American Institute of Architectsand then in book form. Partly as a result of the knowledge he had gained in Britain, Ackerman was appointed Chief of the Department of Housing and Planning of the U. S. Shipping Board, a federal agency that created a large number of housing projects for war-time workers. His many projects after the war included the design of the community building and shops at Radburn, New Jersey.
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Noted architect dies at age 72
New York - Frederick L. Ackerman , an architect who had held advisory posts in the federal and New York City governments died yesterday.
Ackerman, 72 , was a former technical adviser to the New York City Housing Authority and a consultant to the housing division of the Public Works Administration.
Among the buildings he designed were Balch Hall at Cornell, the Tryon Art Gallery at Smith College, Lillian Wald Houses of New York's lower East Side and Brooklyn's Central Branch YMCA.
Published in the Rome Daily Sentinel Saturday, March 18, 1950 page 1
Mary Linton Ackerman
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