Biografie von Ludwig MIES VAN DER ROHE (1886-1969)

Birth place: Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) Germany

Addresses: Chicago, IL

Profession: Architect

Exhibited: Awards: Hon. Degrees: Doctor of Laws, Univ. North Carolina, 1956; Carnegie Inst. (D.F.A.,1960); Doctor of Humanities, Wayne State Univ., Detroit, 1961; Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (D.F.A.,1963); Univ. Illinois, Urbana, 1964. Medals: Medal of Honor, NY Chapt., AIA, 1958; Commander's Cross of the German Order of Merit, 1959; Gold Medal, Royal Inst. British Architects, 1959; Gold Medal, Am. Inst. Arch., 1960; Gold Medal, Arch. Lg. NY. (with Philip Johnson) for the Seagram Bldg., NY, 1960; J. Lloyd Kimbrough Medal, Am. Inst. of Steel Construction, NY, 1963; Feltrinelli Int. Prize for Arch., Italy, 1953; Pres. Medal of Freedom, Wash., DC, 1963.

Member: Am. Inst. Arch., Chicago Chapt.; Assn. Collegiate Sch. Arch.; CAA; Illinois Soc. Arch.; Int. Congresses for Modern Arch.; Am. Acad. of Arts & Sciences (fellow); Acad. d'Arch., Paris, France (hon. mem.); Accad. di San Luca, Rome, Italy (hon. mem.); NIAL

Work: nat. and int. homes, office buildings, housing developments, apartment houses, museums, university buildings, incl.: buildings for Armour Research Found. & Illinois Inst. Tech.; Master Plan for the Mus. FA, Houston; Seagram Bldg., NY; Cullinan Hall, Mus. FA, Houston; Schaefer Mus., Schweinfurt, Germany, 1962; Chicago Fed. Center (U.S. Courthouse & Fed. Office Bldg.); Social Service Admin. Bldg., Univ. Chicago, 1965; Meredith Mem. Hall., Drake Univ., Des Moines, 1965; Science Center, Duquesne Univ., Pittsburgh (with Paul Schweikher).

Comments: Teaching: Illinois Inst. Technology, Chicago, 1938-60s. Independent arch. practice, 1938-on.

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