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WALTER R. LIVINGSTON, JR.

Livingston Group
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Pennsylvania DC Based Designer 

Bio: 

He served on numerous other boards, including at Berean Federal Savings Bank, the Youth Study Center, Stapeley Hall in Germantown, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

WALTER R. LIVINGSTON, JR.

Bio:

Mr. Livingston was a practicing architect for more than 55 years, most recently with the Livingston Group in Colwyn. Though he stopped going to the office when he was 86, he never formally retired, his daughter Margaret said. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Over the years, his firms were involved in the designs of such notable Philadelphia sites as Zion Baptist Church, Triumph Baptist Church, Edison High School, Progress Plaza, the Clef Club, and the Criminal Justice Center. Mr. Livingston, who had a bachelor's degree in architecture and a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Pennsylvania, served on the board of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority from 1958 to 1972. While there, he was involved in the completion of Independence Mall and the construction of housing in West Philadelphia. He served on numerous other boards, including at Berean Federal Savings Bank, the Youth Study Center, Stapeley Hall in Germantown, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He was a former chairman of the board of the Philadelphia Tribune and a past president of the Urban League, which presented him with the Whitney M. Young Heritage Award for community involvement in 1994. He received the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards for his service on the Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Year of Elevation: 

1976

Featured Project Name: 

Zion Baptist Church

Featured Project Location: 

Philadelphia, PA

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1973

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal

Featured Project Description:

Zion Baptist Church at 3600 N. Broad Street was founded in 1882 and led by African American leader Reverend Leon H. Sullivan from 1950 to 1988. The congregation has partnered with Infill Philadelphia: Sacred Places/Civic Spaces to find design solutions for a sustainable future.

Photography Credit:

"Nile Livingston Chris Kendig"