Alden B. Dow

ALDEN B. DOW Mid-Century Modern Architect Alden B. Dow, FAIA (1904-1983) was the son of the founder of Dow Chemical Company. After beginning university study in chemical engineering, Dow switched his field of study to architecture, graduating in 1931 from the Columbia...

Robert McElroy

ROBERT McELROY Mid-Century Modern Architect Robert McElroy If you fancy mid-century modern houses around suburban Philadelphia, chances are you have seen Robert McElroy’s work. McElroy came of age as an architect in the early 1950s and enjoyed a long career...

Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra Born in Vienna in 1892, Richard Neutra studied under the provocative Adolf Loos, among others, before emigrating from Europe to the U.S. in 1923. Said to have been in awe of Frank Lloyd Wright, Neutra actually worked under FLW for a brief period before...

Paul Rudolph

Paul Rudolph Paul Rudolph grew up in the early decades of the 20th century in rural Kentucky, the son of an itinerant preacher. He displayed early talent as an artist (likely passed down from his mother) and channeled his abilities into designing buildings. Rudolph...

Oscar Stonorov

Oscar Stonorov The Oscar Stonorov story began in Frankfort, Germany on a winter day in 1905. As a young man he immersed himself in architecture at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and the University of Florence in Italy but also spent time in France...