Harry Merritt, Architect

Harry Merritt, Architect

Harry Merritt, Architect

Harry Cline Merritt, Jr. – 1929 – 2016

Education:

1951 – Bachelor of Architecture, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

1953 – 1955 – Master of Architecture, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard                          University, Boston, Massachusetts

Registered:

Florida

Academic Appointments:

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

Publications:

2010 – Perspective Drawing, The Projected Image Method

Influences:

Studied under Walter Gropius while at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Studied under Paul Rudolph while at GSD. Recommended to work with Gene Leedy by Rudolph, then writing critic at Harvard’s GSD.

University of Florida’s College of Architecture Dean Turpin Bannister saw a display of Merritt’s work at a Florida American Institute of Architects (AIA) convention in 1959 and brought him to the University of Florida.

Firms:

1955 – Gene Leedy Architecture, Winter Haven, Florida

1958 – Harry Merritt Architects, Gainesville, Florida

Professional Affiliations:

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

Florida Housing Advisory Committee, Governor Bob Graham

Military Service:

1951- 1953 – United States Army Corps of Engineers, Korea

Honors:

2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award, University of Florida School of Architecture,                       Gainesville, Florida

Notable Works:

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

1964 – Merritt Residence, Magnolia Estates Neighborhood, Gainesville, Florida

1964 – Grissom Residence, Gwynn Oak Neighborhood, near Clear Lake, Gainesville,                    Florida

1964 – Vaughn Residence, Masonwood Neighborhood, Gainesville, Florida

1965 – Lakeshore Towers Apartments, 2306 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, Florida

1965 – Merritt Residence, Lakeshore Drive on Newnans Lake, Gainesville, Florida

1973 – Residence, Buckingham West Neighborhood, Gainesville, Florida

1984 – Park Place Motel, Cedar Key, 211 2nd Street, Cedar Key, Florida

1980 – Saint Madeleine Catholic Church, 17155 Highway 441, High Springs, Florida

1986 – McCormick Residence, addition, Black Acres Neighborhood, Gainesville, Florida

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

1964 – Weil – Cassis Residence,
Colclough Hill Neighborhood,
Gainesville, Florida
1964 – Residence,
Magnolia Estates Neighborhood,
Gainesville, Florida
1964 – Grissom Residence,
Gwynn Oak Neighborhood, near Clear Lake,
Gainesville, Florida
1965 – Lakeshore Towers Apartments,
2306 SW 13th Street,
Gainesville, Florida
1974 – Residence, Black Acres Neighborhood,
Gainesville, Florida
1984 – Park Place Motel in Cedar Key, 211 2nd Street,
Cedar Key, Florida
1980 – Saint Madeleine Catholic Church,
17155 Highway 441,
High Springs, Florida
1986 – McCormick Residence, addition,
Black Acres Neighborhood,
Gainesville, Florida
Original Plans for Bo Diddley Community Plaza,
111 West University Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida