Jean Jacques Haffner, Nelson Robinson, Jr. Professor of Architecture since 1921, is resigning; he is going back to France to practice architecture.
"His influence has been an inspiring one throughout his career here and his loss is a severe blow to the School," said Joseph F. Hudnut, Dean of the School of Design, who announced the resignation Saturday.
"Mr. Haffner, still a young man, will continue the practice of architecture in France. He has felt for some time now that his affairs required his presence in that country, and he now wishes to devote all of his time to them."
Professor Haffner was born in Alsace. In 1908 he graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and at that time became Architecte Diplome par le Gouvernment Francais. He served during the greater part of the War, was almost continually in the front line trenches until 1917, and in 1923 was awarded the Legion of Honor. In 1919 he won the Grand Prix de Rome and in 1921 was named Architecte des Batiments Civils.