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Myers, Barton, 1934
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Barton Myers (born November 6, 1934) is an American and Canadian architect and president of Barton Myers Associates, Inc. in Los Angeles, California.
Barton Myers was born in Norfolk, Virginia, graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and served as a jet fighter pilot for five years in the United States Air Force, based in the western United States and then for three years in England. Following this period he attended architecture courses at Oxford and Cambridge University and returned to the United States to study architecture. He received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently worked with Louis Kahn from 1964 to 1966. He established his own practice in Toronto in 1968, where he was principal in the firm of Diamond and Myers from 1968 until 1975, when he formed Barton Myers Associates in Toronto. In 1984, he opened an office in Westwood district of Los Angeles that is now the firm's base.
In 1986, Barton Myers was the recipient of the first Toronto Arts Award for Architecture in recognition of his contribution to the city, and in 1994, he received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal. In 2002 Barton Myers was awarded the 2002 American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter Gold Meda
Myers is also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), "one of Canada’s most enduring cultural institutions."11,12 Founded in 1880, the RCA celebrates the exceptional achievements of professionals working in Canada in multiple disciplines and under the patronage of the Governor General of Canada.
Barton Myers has taught architecture and planning at both the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo. He has also served as the Thomas Jefferson Professor at the University of Virginia, the Graham Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Barton Myers has held a continuing appointment as Professor of Architecture at University of California, Los Angeles School of Architecture and Urban Design since 1980.
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