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Ethan Anthony


Ethan Anthony is an American architect, author, and academic. He has been a leader in the design of new traditional American church architecture since his groundbreaking Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas, completed in 2000 and 1998 Chapel for the Episcopal Canterbury School, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Anthony matriculated in architecture at the University of Oregon after studying design at the Boston Architectural College. He served as a design instructor and Thesis Adviser on the faulty of the Boston Architectural College. He was appointed as a Design Instructor to the adjunct faculty of Architecture at Roger Williams University, Bristol Rhode Island by Raj Saksena, and taught architectural design studio for five years 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 historically inspired design over its 134 years in practice and Anthony has led the firm in extending this tradition.

Mr. Anthony is engaged in the design of a new Sanctuary for Trinity Presbyterian Church in Owasso, Oklahoma and the renovation of the sanctuary for St. Andrews Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He recently completed construction of the 40,700 SF Student Center and chapel at Oklahoma State University,  and major renovations of churches in Highlands and Winston-Salem North Carolina and Myrtle Beach South Carolina. A new Byzantine-inspired church was consecrated in 2020 at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.

Recognition of the firm’s work includes the 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 an Honor Award for design excellence from IFRAA Award for Religious Art and Architecture for his design of the Cathedral-in-the-Woods in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

He served as thePresident of the American Institute of Architects, Central Massachusetts Chapter from 2018-2020 and President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2017. He has been a featured Speaker to the INTBAU Annual Congress, Traditional Building Conferences, the Library Associates of the University Club of New York, and numerous churches and civic groups.

In 2007 WW Norton, NY published Anthony’s “The Architecture of Ralph Adams Cram and His Office” and he has authored many articles for magazines including 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