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Career Case Study #3: Glen Howard Small

Career Case Study #3: Glen Howard Small
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We’ll skip the early bits. Undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon. Stints with John Lautner in Los Angeles, Smith & Williams in Pasadena, Anshen & Allen in San Francisco and Charles Blessing at Detroit City Planning. 1969-72 Assistant Professor at California State Polytechnic University With Small’s CV, project dates span actual positions but the following project encompasses his time at California […]

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Career Case Study #2: Norman Jaffe

Career Case Study #2: Norman Jaffe
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It’s hard to get a handle on 1970s architecture. SOM were on a roll as their John Hancock Centre in Chicago had completed in 1969. Osaka’s Expo ’70 showed off a multiplicity of styles and approaches that, with the exception of inflatable structures, correctly predicted the riot of the following ten years. There were megastructures, the neo-historic, the nationalistic, […]

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Career Case Study #1: Frederick Kiesler

Career Case Study #1: Frederick Kiesler
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There aren’t that many misfits. Last century, we had Irving Gill, Hannes Meyer, Eileen Gray, Superstudio, and The Futurists. The first three are true misfits with Hannes Meyer being Architectural Misfit #1. Superstudio and The Futurists are more like accidental misfits in that they had a useful idea or two. I think that’s basically going to […]