Roy M. Simon, Architect at a private practice has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architecture.
Drawing upon nearly 60 years of professional experience, Mr. Simon is an esteemed architect who has spent the duration of his career in private practice in Delray Beach, FL, since 1959. He knew from his formative years that he wanted to delve into architecture, and when he was in high school, he apprenticed with Ken Jacobsen in building a local church. Later on, he pursued formal education at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1952 and 1953, respectively.
Subsequently to earning his degrees, Mr. Simon enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served to captain from 1954 to 1956. While serving his country, he was drafted overseas to the North Atlantic, where he notably built the air base during the Cold War and Korean War. He values this experience as he feels he garnered a well-rounded bout of knowledge during this time.
A registered architect in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Mr. Simon delved into a number of career-related endeavors, having first served as a board director at the Delray Beach Community Chest from 1959 to 1968. The former president of the Delray Beach Historical Society in 1979 and 1984, he was also a member of several boards, including the Building Board of Appeals, the Delray Beach Code Enforcement Board, the Delray Beach Community Appearance Board, the Delray Beach Planning and Zoning Board, and the Delray Beach Board of Adjustments. He continues to serve as a trustee of the Delray Beach Historical Society, a role he has sustained since 1977.
Possessing a diverse range of skills, Mr. Simon was the editor and compiler of the second edition of “Materials and Labor Estimator for the Entire Building Industry” in 1977. He has been associated with numerous organizations in relation to his field and community, including the American Institute of Architects, the Florida Association of Architects, where he served as director from 1959 to 1974 and president in 1964 and 1968, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. A member of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, he previously held the roles of director and president of the Lions Lodge for multiple years.
As a testament to his professional success, Mr. Simon has received myriad accolades. The two-time recipient of the U.S. Jaycee Distinguished Service Award in 1962 and 1965, he also twice received the Jaycee of the Year Award in 1961 and 1963. He was also honored by the Rotary Club of Delray Beach. Notably, Mr. Simon was highlighted in two editions of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, published in 1986 and 1987.
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