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Born: 1903, Died: 1980

Austrian-born Victor Gruen received his education at the Architectural School and Academy of Arts in Vienna. In 1938 he emigrated to the United States along with a wave of German architects forced out of Germany by the rise of Nazi power. After working with Norman Bel Geddes in New York, Gruen moved to Los Angeles, where he established Victor Gruen Associates in 1951.

A specialist in shopping centers, Gruen designed the Cherry Hill Center in Camden County, NJ (1960). He also designed the Strawbridge & Clothier department stores in Springfield, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

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