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Born: 1883, Died: 1969

Former director of the Bauhaus school in Dessau, Germany, Walter Gropius came to the United States in 1937 and immediately made an impact on architectural education in the United States. His leadership at Harvard University effectively pushed the old Beaux-Arts dominated form of architural education out of the universities, replacing it with a Bauhaus form. At the same time in the United States, Gropius established an architectural practice. In Pennsylvania his collaborations with Marcel Breuer, another product of the Bauhaus, would produce the Frank Mansion, Pittsburgh (1941), a housing development in New Kensington, PA (1948), and the Fisher Residence in Bucks County (1939).

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)

School Affiliations

  • Harvard University
  • Bauhaus

 

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