Richard Upjohn (1802-1878)

Founding President of the American Institute of Architects

Associated Houses

Rock Lawn


Nightingale–Brown House




He was the founder and first president of the American Institute of American Architects. He is remembered for his Gothic-Revival churches and for helping to popularize the Italianate style in American domestic architecture. He added the library wing to the Nightingale-Brown House in Providence and carried out improvements at Lindenwald for retired President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862)
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 05/11/2018 and last updated on 01/09/2021.