Professor Emeritus Ralph Wheeler Crump Dies at 96

November 11, 2015

Ralph Wheeler Crump was born in 1919 at a farmhouse owned by Frank Lloyd Wright in Taliesin East, Wisconsin. Crump graduated from the College of Architecture at Cornell in 1949 with a bachelor of architecture degree, and was the recipient of the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Award. He became a registered architect in 1952, and worked for Larson and Larson where he oversaw the construction of Wake Forest University before starting his own firm in 1953. He also served on the board of directors of the North Carolina Chapter of the AIA.

Crump left his firm in 1968 and became a professor of architecture at Cornell in 1969, where he taught Environmental Systems classes. He retired to Easton, Maryland, in 1983 and continued to work in historic restoration. He passed away in Easton on October 15.