Architect and professor of Architecture at University of California, Berkeley. Born initially worked as a San Francisco architect and draftsman. He met Walter W. Horn (q.v.), a UC Berkeley medievalist who asked him to assist with drawings for Horn's publications on medieval architecture. Beginning in 1960, Born and Horn began collaborating on the measurement of medieval buildings, publishing several studies of related Cistercian buildings in England and France. Born went on to a career in architectural history at Berkeley through Horn's encouragement. In 1979, after Horn's retirement, he and Horn published a complete study of the plan of St. Gall.
and Horn, Walter. The Plan of St. Gall: A Study of Architecture and Economy of, and Life in a Paradigmatic Carolingian Monastery. 3 vols. Berkeley and Los Angelos: University of Califirnia Press, 1979.
Kleinbauer, W. Eugene. Modern Perspectives in Western Art History: An Anthology of 20th-Century Writings on the Visual Arts. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971, p. 50 mentioned; Kleinbauer, W. Eugene and Mellinkoff, Ruth, and Marrow, James. "Memoir of Walter W. Horn." Speculum 71 (July 1996): 801.