Bernard Spigel - Supporting New Generations of Architects
Bernard Betzig Spigel (1895-1968) was a Richmond native who moved to Norfolk as a boy. He graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War I. He then came home to set up an architecture practice. Spigel was known for designing theaters as well as homes, schools and businesses. In 1983, Spigel’s daughter, Lucy Spigel Herman, established a scholarship that honored her father and step-mother. The Enid W. and Bernard B. Spigel Architectural Scholarship supports Virginia residents pursuing degrees in architecture, architectural history or architectural preservation.