Skip to content

Search Collections

Arland A. Dirlam architectural collection

AR006 (RS218)


Collection Name
Arland A. Dirlam architectural collection
Collection Code
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Reference Code

Historical/Biographical Note

Arland Augustus Dirlam was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, on October 17, 1905. After completing his studies at Tufts in civil engineering in 1926, he obtained a master's degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in 1929. From his office in Malden, Massachusetts, he was best known as an ecclesiastical architect, and designed dozens of churches throughout New England. Dirlam designed Bendetson Hall, Carmichael Hall, Cohen Auditorium, Hodgdon Hall, Jackson Gymnasium, and Sweet Hall on the Medford Campus of Tufts University. Among the numerous awards and recognitions he received for his work was an honorary doctorate from Tufts in 1953. He died in Marblehead, Massachusetts, on June 20, 1979.Source:

Record details

Dirlam, Arland Augustus, 1905-1979 (Architect)
Descriptive Terms
Material Type
architectural drawings (visual works)
architectural records

Browse Collection

Use the links below to browse up and down the collection hierarchy from the current record.

  • Arland A. Dirlam architectural collection (current record)