William F. Lamb

CFA Service: 1937–1945; Vice Chairman 1941–1945

William Frederick Lamb, FAIA, joined the New York architecture firm Carrère & Hastings, in 1911, shortly after returning from Paris where he earned a diploma at the École des Beaux-Arts. Lamb became a partner in 1920; the firm would be known as Shreve & Lamb from 1924 to 1929 and thereafter as Shreve, Lamb & Harmon. Lamb’s notable projects include the Empire State Building, the Standard Oil Building, 521 Fifth Avenue, the Forbes Magazine Building, and the General Motors Building in New York City; the Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Building in Washington, D.C.; and academic buildings for Connecticut College for Women, Williams College, Cornell University, and Wesleyan University. In addition to his studies at the École, Lamb received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College in 1904 and did graduate work at the School of Architecture, Columbia University, from 1904 to 1906. Lamb received an honorary doctorate from his undergraduate alma mater in 1932; other honors include two gold medals from the Fifth Avenue Association (1930, 1931), a medal from the Architectural League of New York (1931), and a medal of honor from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (1932). He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Art Commission of the City of New York, the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, and the Architectural League of New York.