Lorenzo S. Winslow

OGB Service: 1950–1955

Lorenzo Simmons Winslow, AIA, studied architecture and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War I. Following further architectural studies in Paris, he worked in Greensboro, North Carolina, on civic and residential architecture projects, establishing his own firm in 1927 and specializing in Tudor and Colonial Revival homes. In 1932 he joined the Office of Public Buildings and Public Parks in Washington, D.C., and was named White House architect by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, where he remained for twenty years, overseeing reconstruction of the West Wing, the Truman Balcony, and the White House reconstruction from 1948 1952. He formed a private architectural practice in Washington, D.C, in 1953; his projects include the remodeling of the Georgetown Presbyterian Church.