"I don't think there's any-place, besides maybe California, with so many good architects concentrated in one area," says one of those good architects, Louis A. McMillen of The Arrhitects Collaborative.
Another, Terry Rankin of Cambridge Seven, compares Cambridge with 15th century Italy: "It's the romantic idea, you know. Schools are clustered around in a chunk of culture, and there is play back and forth between the office and the university."
Cambridge has become a center for architects for two reasons--the universities and Walter Gropius.
A Cambridge movement, a school has developed. These pages explore that Cambridge phenomenon and how it relates to Harvard.
On the next page three important Cambridge architectural firms are examined, and Gropius speaks on his work and philosophy. On pages four and five there is a look at the architect at Harvard: a portrait of Design School Dean Jose Luis Sert and a survey of changes in the undergraduate architectural sciences program.
Controversial architect John Andrews, just commissioned to do Gund Hall, is interviewed and appraised on page six. On pages seven and eight photo essays contrast old and new Harvard architecture.
Architect Johnson Praises BostonRenowned architect Philip Johnson '27, the creator of dozens of contemporary buildings, was in Boston yesterday to laud the city
"Architecture Should Be Taught as a Practical Business," Declares Hudnut, New Harvard DeanConvinced already that Harvard architectural students are better fitted for their work, as he wishes to teach it, than students
Architects Collaborative Drew Up Center's PlansThe Achitects Collaborative has been drawing blueprints since 1945, the Graduate Center is their biggest single job When the war
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Gropins Wins AwardWalter Gropius and his associates in the Architects Collaborative of Cambridge have been awarded the 1951 Gold Medal of the