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["A Monument to Brunelleschi"]
Class B Analytique, "A Monument to Brunelleschi"
(George T. Daub)
AIA/T-Square Yearbook, p. 171 (1923)

Born: 4/1/1901, Died: 4/1966

George Daub's career was launched at a catalytic moment in American architecture so that he began with a rather traditional atelier training, but by the 1930s was working on the edge of the new modernism.  He was born in Philadelphia and attended Northeast High School from 1914 to 1918.  He then received his training in architecture from attending Drexel Institute's Evening School from 1917 to 1922 and followed that with attendance at the T-Square Club's atelier (connected to the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design), from 1922 to 1923.  In 1923 he was awarded a scholarship to attend Harvard University, and he moved to New England from 1923-25.  While attending Drexel and the T-Square Club atelier, he was already working by day for several prominent Philadelphia firms.  These associations would culminate in his work with George Howe on the PSFS tower:  E. V. Seeler (1921/22); Mellor, Meigs & Howe (1922 and 1925-28); Philip Tyre; George Howe (1928/29); Howe & Lescaze (1929-34); William Lescaze (1934-37).  During this later time he also briefly associated with Alfred Clauss in the office of Clauss & Daub.In 1937 he launched his independent firm: George Daub Associates.  In an article on prefabricated houses published in the Architectural Forum in September 1942, Daub was associated with Peter Blach and working primarily on residential, commercial and industrial commissions.Daub became a member of the AIA in 1940 and served as vice-president of the Philadelphia Chapter from 1947 to 1949.  He was also a member of the T-Square Club.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

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

School Affiliations

  • Drexel Institute
  • Harvard University

 

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