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Gordon Bunshaft

Proponent of contemporary structures and partner within the strong Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, where he was employed in 1937; he’d spend over 40 years in the firm, where time he’d style the Lever Home, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Publication and Manuscript Library, and Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Backyard. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s levels from MIT. He was granted a Rotch Journeying Scholarship that allowed him to visit European countries from 1935 until 1937, where he was mentored by Edward Durell Rock and Raymond Loewy. He was granted the 1980 American Institute of Architects’ 25-Yr Honor for the Lever Home as well as the 1988 Pritzker Structures Reward. His parents had been Russian Jewish immigrants who have been surviving in Buffalo, NY, when he was created. He just designed one single-family home, the Travertine Home, where his family members resided; it could later be bought in 1995 by Martha Stewart.

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