Elizabeth Coit

General Information

Occupation: Architect, Researcher

Date of Birth: 1892

Date of Death: 1987

Birth City: Winchester

Birth State/Province: Massachusetts

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: New York

Resident State/Province: New York

Resident Country: United States

Notes: Online Finding Aid at: http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/~sch00515

Archive/Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Elisabeth Coit Papers, 87-M130

Sources: Architectural Record, Vol. 103 part 2, April-June, 1948


Subject: Urban Housing Design and Consultancy


Employer: Grosvenor Atterbury

Title: Draftsman-Designer

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1919

End Date: January 01, 1929

Employer: Federal Public Housing Authority, Technical Division

Title: Principal Project Planner

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1948

End Date: January 1962

Employer: Mayer and Whittersley

Title: Research Associate

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1947

End Date: January 01, 1948

Employer: Public Housing Design (Federal Public Housing Authority's publication)

Title: Architect, Technical Standards Editor

City: Washington

State: District of Columbia

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1942

End Date: January 01, 1947


No collaborators on record


No apprenticeships on record


Name: Langley Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects

Notes: 1938-1940

Name: Medal in the Better Homes in America Competition

Date Received: January 01, 1933

Name: Pioneer in Architecture from the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Date Received: January 01, 1969

Name: Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

Description: for literature and public service

Date Received: January 01, 1955


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

No projects on record


Institution: Radcliffe College

Start Date: January 01, 1909

End Date: January 01, 1911

Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Architecture

End Date: January 01, 1919

Institution: Sorbonne

Notes: in Paris

Institution: Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School

Start Date: January 01, 1911

End Date: January 01, 1913

Institution: Wilson College

Degree: Honorary Degree

Start Date: January 01, 1969


License: Registered Architect (002955)

Organization: State of New York

Date Awarded: January 14, 1926

License: Registered Architect

Organization: State of New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

Organization: New York Housing Authority

Organization: newsletter of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

Role: Editor

Start Date: January 01, 1968

Organization: Architectural Record

Role: Book Reviewer

Organization: American Institute of Architects

Role: Member

Organization: Landmarks Preservation Commission

Role: Member appointed by Mayor John V. Lindsay

Start Date: January 01, 1970

Publications By

Title: Notes on Design and Construction of the Dwelling Unit for the Lower-Income Family, Part I-II

Publication: Octagon

Volume: 13

Page: 10-30

Notes: October 1941

Title: Housing From the Tenant's Viewpoint

Publication: Architectural Record

Volume: 91

Page: 71-84

Notes: April 1942

Publications About

Title: Elisabeth Coit, 94, Architect And a Specialist on Housing

Author: unknown

Publication: New York Times

Date Published: January 01, 1987