Vincent Kling (architect)

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Vincent Kling
Vincent George Kling

(1916-05-09)9 May 1916
Died23 November 2013(2013-11-23) (aged 97)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materColumbia University (BA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MArch)
AwardsFrank P. Brown Medal (1982)
PracticeThe Kling-Lindquist Partnership

Vincent George Kling (May 9, 1916 – November 23, 2013) was an American architect who co-founded the architectural practice KlingStubbins.[1]


Kling was born in East Orange, New Jersey on May 9, 1916. He was the son of a builder and joined his father's construction firm in high school. He earned his B.A. from Columbia University and M.Arch. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[2][3][4]

He enlisted in the United States Navy after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and served in the Atlantic fleet's naval force until the end of war. He joined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill after the war and later set up his own practice, which became the largest architectural firm in Philadelphia. He was the principal architect and planner for Philadelphia's Penn Center.[5]



Kling was awarded the Frank P. Brown Medal by the Franklin Institute in 1982.[9] He was also the recipient of the Samuel F. B. Morse Medal from the National Academy of Design.


  1. ^ "Kling, Vincent George (1916-2013) -- Philadelphia Architects and Buildings". Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  2. ^ Columbia College (Columbia University). Office of Alumni Affairs and Development; Columbia College (Columbia University) (1988). Columbia College today. Columbia University Libraries. New York, N.Y. : Columbia College, Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.
  3. ^ "Columbia Senior Wins Four Prizes; Vincent G. Kling Sets Record By Holding 7 of 10 Awards Of Architecture School". The New York Times. 1940-04-28. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  4. ^ "Class Notes". Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  5. ^ "In Memoriam: Vincent G. Kling, FAIA | American Institute of Architects". Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  6. ^ Critic, By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture. "Changing Skyline: A plan for dreary Dilworth". Retrieved 2022-03-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "Concordia University Campus Tour – a2 modern". Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  8. ^ "History - Lower Merion School District". Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  9. ^ "Vincent G. Kling". The Franklin Institute. 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2022-03-22.