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Kōnstantinos Apostolou Doxiadēs Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

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Date: Feb 1967

Biographical History

Dr. Kōnstantinos Apostolou Doxiadēs (1913-1975), an architect-planner, was born in Stenimachos, Greece, on May 14, 1913. He graduated as an architect-engineer from the Technical University of Athens in 1935. After studying at the Berlin-Charlottenburg University in Germany until 1936, he married Emma Scheeper in 1940; they had four children. Doxiados received an LL.D. from Swarthmore College in the United States in 1962 and was at Mills College until 1964. He received an L.H.D. from Wayne State University and went to Northern Michigan University in 1965.

In 1948, Doxiadēs was made minister-coordinator of the Greek Recovery Program for the following three years. In 1951, he became president of Doxiadēs Associates, a consultant in development and ekistics, in Athens. In 1958, he began teaching at the Athens Technical Institute, as a professor of ekistics in its Graduate School of Ekistics. Doxiadēs was a visiting lecturer at the universities of Chicago, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Southern California, Swarthmore College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His honors include the Greek Military Cross(1941), officer of the Order of the British Empire(1954), the Sir Patrick Abercrombie prize of the International Union of Architects(1963), and others. He was an honorary corresponding fellow of the Royal Incorporated Architects of Scotland and an honorary corresponding member of the Town Planning Institute of Great Britain.

Doxiadēs was also a distinguished author. He wrote many books, mainly in Greek, including March of the People(1949), Our Capital and Its Future(1960), and Architecture in Transition(1963), in English. He also wrote reports on development and ekistics in some thirty countries.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Kōnstantinos Apostolou Doxiadēs Papers span 1958-1996 and include a Bibliography (1 folder) of articles written about Dr. Doxiadēs, one letter of Outgoing correspondence (1 folder), Manuscripts (2 folders) of an article by and an interview with Dr. Doxiadēs, and Published materials (1.5 boxes) including books, magazine articles, an interview, and pamphlets.


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Subject Headings


Doxiadēs, Kōnstantinos Apostolou, 1913-1975.


Architecture -- United States -- 20th century.
City planners.

Genres and Forms



City planners.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Dr. Kōnstantinos Apostolou Doxiadēs Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Doxiadēs, 1965-1970.

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Biographical material



Published material