Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
|Arland A. Dirlam (1905-79), a Tufts graduate in Civil Engineering in the class of 1926, was the architect of a number of buildings on the Medford Campus. He designed Bendetson Hall, Carmichael Hall, Cohen Auditorium, Hodgdon Hall, Jackson Gymnasium, and Sweet Hall.|
Dirlam was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, on October 17, 1905.After completing his studies at Tufts, he obtained a master's degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. He was best known as an ecclesiastical architect, and designed dozens of churches throughout New England. Among the numerous awards and recognitions he received for his work was an honorary doctorate from Tufts in 1953.
In 1949, Arland and his first wife, Catherine P. Arland, endowed a scholarship which alternates between College of Engineering and Jackson College students.
He died in Marblehead, Massachusetts, on June 20, 1979.
Source: TC, July 1979.