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Born: 8/13/1929, Died: 10/25/2012

Born in Ludwigshaven, Germany, Herman Hassinger received his architectural training at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.Arch in 1951. As a student, Hassinger earned a number of awards. He was named to the Tau Sigma Delta architectural honors and Sigma XI scientific research societies in 1950, and awarded the Theophilus P. Chandler Fellowship for 1951. He also earned the Huckle and T-Square Club prizes that year.

Hassinger worked as a designer and draftsman in the office of H. A. Shuh between 1954-1957. He and Gerald Schwam formed Hassinger & Schwam in 1956. The firm became Hassinger, Schwam & White ca. 1972.

Hassinger joined the national AIA in 1957 and was a member of Philadelphia Chapter. He served as chapter recorder (1960-1962) as first vice-president (1970), and as president (1971), and as a member of the AIA's administrative official practice committee (1968-1970).

Written by Rima M. Girnius, and Emily T. Cooperman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Philadelphia Chapter, AIA
  • T-Square Club

School Affiliations

  • University of Pennsylvania


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