PHILIP DOUGLAS CREER
Philip Douglas Creer, professor emeritus of architecture,
died on October 8, 1993. He was 90.
Professor Creer was born on August 31, 1903, in Springfield,
Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor's degree in architecture from
the University of Pennsylvania in 1927. Professor Creer served as head
of the Department of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design
from 1933 to 1956. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas
at Austin in 1956, serving as dean of the School of Architecture from
1956 to 1967.
Professor Creer participated in a wide array of professional
endeavors. He was a partner with Creer and Roessner Architects. He belonged
to the Texas Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects,
serving as a member of the board of directors for ALA from 1952 to 1955.
He also received the Edward C. Kemper Award from AIA in 1960. He was
executive director for the Texas Board of Architect Examiners from 1974
to 1984. In addition, Professor Creer served as the first chairman of
the Austin Historic Landmark Commission.
In 1989, the Heritage Society of Austin established
the Philip Creer Fellowship in Historic Preservation at The University
of Texas School of Architecture.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo
Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on November
17, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the
Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.