George Howe

George Howe

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 16 Apr 1955 (aged 68)
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Lot 673, Greenbrier Path
Memorial ID 138237515 · View Source
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He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Harvard in 1908, and was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts in 1909(EDBA), graduating in 1913(DPLG). Upon returning to Philadelphia, he joined the firm of Furness, Evans & Co.

In 1916, he joined the partnership of Walter Mellor & Arthur Ingersoll Meigs. He served in the military from 1917 to 1919, during World War I. Mellor, Meigs & Howe's commissions were mostly residential and minor commercial buildings, with Bryn Mawr College's Goodhart Hall (1926–29), a Neo-Gothic auditorium, being their largest commission of the 1920s.

He left in 1928, and in 1929 formed a partnership with William Lescaze, a younger Swiss architect who had studied at ETH Zurich, and had first hand knowledge of the European avant-garde. Their collaboration yielded the landmark PSFS Building in Philadelphia. The partnership was dissolved in 1932.

After leaving Howe & Lescaze, Howe designed several private residences in the Philadelphia area. Throughout the late 1930s, Howe collaborated with Louis Kahn at the Philadelphia Housing Authority; and again in 1940, along with Oscar Stonorov, on the design of housing developments in other parts of Pennsylvania.

Howe was Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome from 1947 to 1949 and Chair of the Architectural Department at Yale from 1950 to 1954. He was named as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects(FAIA)in 1943, and in 1951 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician.


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  • Created by: Edward Zwicker III
  • Added: 3 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138237515
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Howe (17 Jun 1886–16 Apr 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138237515, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Edward Zwicker III (contributor 48296319) .