Professor Emeritus of Architecture
B.A., Yale University
M.Arch., Yale University
After ten years of professional practice in New York City, primarily in the area of housing with Davis, Brody & Associates, Mr. Purves returned to Yale, where he has been active in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. A member of the faculty since 1976, Mr. Purves served as acting dean from January to December 1992. He maintains his professional practice in New Haven, where his work with Allan Dehar includes the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at the Yale School of Medicine. In 2009 Mr. Purves was selected by the graduating students to be awarded the Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. He received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Yale University.