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Howe, George

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1955 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Architects, Designers

1886 – George Howe, born on the 17th of June in Philadelphia, USA. He was an American Architect.

1908 – He received his early education at private schools and his B.A. in Architecture from Harvard University.

       – He was admitted to the Atelier Laloux in Paris.

1912 – Graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

1913 – When he returned to the United States, he settled in Philadelphia, where his mother’s family resided, and entered the firm of Furness, Evans & Co.

1916 – Joined the younger, but successful, firm of Mellor & Meigs.

1928 – He left the Mellor, Meigs & Howe office.

       – He took with him the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society account.

1929 – He established a new partnership with William Lescaze, a younger Swiss architect who had studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Zurich.

1940 – He turned to the design of housing developments, working in association with Louis I. Kahn and Oscar Stonorov.

1941 – Performed as a consultant to the Public Buildings Administration in Washington, D.C.

1942 – In February, appointed Supervising Architect for that adminstration under the Federal Works Agency, succeeding Louis Simon.

1943 – He was a member of the T-Square Club and for many years served as the editor of its T-Square and Shelter magazines, in the process luring several of the most prominent architects of the modern persuasion to contribute.

       – He was elected a fellow of the AlA.

1945 – He resigned this position and began working in association with Robert Montgomery Brown and devoting more time to the education of young architects.

1947 – 1949 – He served as a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.

1950 – 1954 – Served as Chair of the Architectural Department at Yale University.

1955 – Died on the 17th of April.