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Born: 1/5/1902, Died: 8/12/1985

Hyman Cunin, son of Louis Cunin, was born in Minsk, Russia. He graduated from Brown Preparatory School in Philadelphia before enrolling in the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed a B. Arch. in 1924. Cunin also studied with the Beaux Arts Institute of Design. Cunin worked on the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial, probably in the office of John Molitor, and then as a draftsman in the office of J. T. Windrim (1926-1928), and with Paul P. Cret (1928-1930). He worked for the Philadelphia City Planning Commission between 1933 and 1935. Cunin established his own office in Washington, D. C. in 1947. He joined the national AIA in 1955 and was a member of the Washington-Metropolitan Chapter.

Written by Emily T. Cooperman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)

School Affiliations

  • University of Pennsylvania


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