Lawrence B. Anderson

Lawrence B. Anderson (1906-1994) was an architect and educator and an early proponent of the International Style in the US. [ [ Lawrence B. Anderson - The Tech ] ] He was born in Geneva, Minnesota, earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts in 1927 and a bachelor's degree in architecture in 1928, both from the University of Minnesota. Anderson taught at the University of Virginia for two years before earning a master's degree in architecture from MIT in 1930. While a graduate student at MIT, Anderson earned the prestigious Paris Prize for post-graduate study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Anderson was hired by MIT in 1933 and taught in the Department of Architecture for 46 years and served as head of the department from 1947 to 1965 and as dean of the School of Architecture and Planning from 1965 until his retirement in 1972.


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