William Morgan (AB '52, MArch '58) Awarded Honorary Degree from the University of FloridaMar 09, 2012
William Morgan (MArch '58), award-winning architect and pioneer in researching the origins of architectural creativity, recently received an honorary degree, Doctor of Arts, from the University of Florida during a ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla.
After receiving his Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design and working in offices of Paul Rudolph and other architects, Morgan established his architectural practice in Jacksonville in 1961. Throughout his distinguished career, he has received numerous architectural design awards and professional distinctions, including being named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an honor that recognizes architects who have made a notable contribution to the profession and to society.
Morgan is “well known for his significant work for the federal, state and local buildings in the 1970s. Many of these buildings were ahead of their time by utilizing ‘green building’ practices in architecture,” wrote U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in his letter of support for Morgan’s nomination. His most important works include the Florida State Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, now known as Dickinson Hall, the Police Administration Building in Jacksonville, Fla., the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the Hilltop House in Brooksville, Fla.