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Ethan Anthony


Ethan Anthony is an American architect, author, and academic. He has been a leader in the design of the new Traditional American church architecture since his ground breaking Our Lady of Walsingham Church in 2000.

Anthony matriculated in architecture at the University of Oregon. He served as a design instructor and Thesis Adviser on the faulty of the Boston Architectural College and subsequently joined the faculty of Architecture at Roger Williams University where he taught design while also practicing architecture.

In 1991 Anthony merged his practice with Cram and Ferguson Architects, the continuation of the firm originally founded by Ralph Adams Cram in 1889.

Cram and Ferguson Architects has been engaged in the historically inspired design over its 131 years in practice and Anthony has carried on this tradition.

At present, Mr. Anthony is working on the design of a new 30,000 SF Student Center and chapel at Oklahoma State University,  a new Shrine to be built in Tallahassee Florida, and major renovations of churches in Highlands and Winston-Salem North Carolina and Myrtle Beach South Carolina. A new Byzantine-inspired church is nearing completion at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and Anthony’s 2000 Our Lady of Walsingham church was declared the Cathedral of the Anglican Ordinariate.

Awards for Anthony’s work include 2019 AIA CM Honor Award for Restoration of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Worcester, Massachusetts, 2017 AIACM Honor Awards for Monastery of the Valley of Our Lady and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, the AIACM Highest Honor Award for the Design Excellence Award for St. Edward’s Chapel in 2015.

Anthony received the Macael Awards 2007 Premio al Arciteto in Almeria, Spain for his work in stone and has been responsible for a number of high-profile projects, including the restoration of the church at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and the Cathedral-in-the-Woods Sudbury, Massachusetts, for which he received an Honor Award for design excellence from IFRAA Award for Religious Art and Architecture.

Ethan Anthony was elected 2018-2020 President of the American Institute of Architects, Central Massachusetts Chapter. He also served as the 2017 President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He has been a featured Speaker to the INTBAU Annual Congress, the Library Associates of the University Club of New York, Rice University and numerous churches and civic groups.

WW Norton, NY published Anthony’s Study of the Architecture of Ralph Adams Cram and His Office in 2007. Anthony’s writing has been featured in Faith and Form Magazine, Sacred Architecture Journal and Traditional Building Magazine

Further information

Ethan Anthony, Principal
Cram and Ferguson Architects
23 Bradford Street
Concord, Massachussetts 01742

Tel: +1 978 451 0900