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Howe, George

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1955 AD, at 68 years of age.

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.


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