David N. Yerkes

OGB Service: 1979–1982

David Norton Yerkes, FAIA, earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree in architecture from Yale University before serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. He worked as a partner in the Washington, D.C., architecture firms of Deigert & Yerkes from 1947 to 1969; David N. Yerkes & Associates from 1970 to 1979; Yerkes, Pappas & Parker from 1979 to 1983; and Yerkes & Parker thereafter. His work includes U.S. embassies, residential, and institutional projects. He was active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), including service as chairman of the Octagon House Committee and president of the AIA Foundation; he received the institute's 1972 Edward C. Kemper Award for Distinguished Service.