Educator, city planner and historic preservation consultant.--He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1931; a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1938; and studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art under Eliel Saarinen from 1932-1935. Feiss taught at Columbia University School of Architecture from 1936 to 1941, where he became director of the Planning and Housing Division.
After serving as director for both the School of Architecture and the Department of Building Industry and Real Estate at the University of Denver from 1944 to 1950, he served on several planning commissions and boards of directors in Denver, as well as nationwide. Since 1971 he has worked in the University of Florida's Urban and Regional Planning Department. In addition to federal and municipal projects, he participated in the planning of the Denver Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the University of Maryland, the University of North Carolina, the University of Denver and Cleveland College. He was also involved with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.