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The Architectural Research Group was a loose association of designers and draftsmen begun in 1932 by Louis I. Kahn and Dominique Berninger, both of whom worked in the office of Zantzinger, Borie & Medary in the period. The ARG was largely composed of a group of unemployed young architects, a number of whom were classmates or contemporaries of Kahn's from the University of Pennsylvania. The identity of all the members of the ARG is uncertain, but G. Holmes Perkins, Dean of the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania when Kahn taught there, remembered them to include early International Style proponents in Philadelphia, among them George Daub and Kenneth Day. The ARG disbanded in 1934.

Written by Emily T. Cooperman.

 

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