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Lynn S. Beedle

Born: Dec 7, 1917

Death: Oct 30, 2003

Birthplace: Orlando

Profession: Structural engineer

Nationality: United States

Lynn S. Beedle

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1917
Date of Death : Oct 30, 2003
Birth Place : Orlando

Dr. Lynn S. Beedle was an American structural engineer, the founder and the director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, notable also for his design and building of skyscrapers. The New York Times called him "an expert on tall buildings". Beedle is also credited with making Lehigh University a center of research for civil and structural engineering because of his "groundbreaking studies on the properties of steel structures". Beedle was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1972 “for contributions to steel structures research and design practice, especially plastic design and residual stress effects.” The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat honored Beedle with creation of the Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award. Beedle was a recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. He also received Franklin Institute’s Frank P. Brown Medal, as well as the John Fritz Medal, the Berkeley Engineering Alumni Society Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award, and was named Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering by Lehigh University.


  • Structural engineer

Awards Won

  • John Fritz Medal
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