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Gwathmey-Siegel

(Gwathmey b. Charlotte, North Carolina, June 19, 1938, d. August 3, 2009, New York, New York)

Charles Gwathmey was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1938. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture under Louis I. Kahn, Robert Venturi, and Thomas Vreeland. In 1962 he graduated with a masters degree in architecture from Yale University where he studied under Paul Rudolph and James Stirling, and worked in Paul Rudolph's office on the Yale Art and Architecture building project. From 1971 onward he was a partner in Gwathmey and Siegel, with Robert Siegel.

Gwathmey grafted American vernacular with the International Style to create forms that mimic American activity and vitality. He combined the craft of nineteenth century brickwork and American wood construction with the Modern movement's passion for industrial buildings to create sleek, unarticulated surfaces.

Within his buildings, Gwathmey created a spatial variety that set him apart from many contemporaries. By slicing through forms and emphasizing verticality, Gwathmey invested his buildings with an exaggerated superscale and sense of infinite space. Despite the volumetric variety, he invested his buildings with a functional appropriateness that recognized activity patterns, as well as orientation for access and view.

References
Muriel Emmanuel. Contemporary Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN 0-312-16635-4. NA 680-C625. p329-331.

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"Yale Art and Architecture Building", by Michael J. Crosbie, ArchitectureWeek No. 414, 2009.0204.

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