The Pioneers of Modern Architecture

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Tuesday 2:00 to 3:15

First Class: 1/12/2021

Weeks: 6


Instructor: Robert Cassway

Cassway graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, and from the University of Michigan with a master’s degree. He practiced architecture in Philadelphia for over 50 years. Cassway formed Cassway & McGee in 1963. The firm’s name was changed to Cassway/Albert Ltd in 1974 after the death of Tim McGee.Cassway & McGee, and Cassway/Albert Ltd. have won over two dozen local, state and national design awards for both new work and restoration projects. Cassway’s work has appeared in many architectural and construction publications including Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, House and Home, and the British edition of House Beautiful. Cassway was a member of AIA Philadelphia since the mid 1960’s and was president of the chapter in 1985. Cassway taught at the University of Michigan, Temple University, and was a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. At Temple he was Studio leader for the senior design students. At Penn he lectured on professional practice. Cassway retired to Sarasota Florida in 2015, where he taught courses in Modern Architecture at the Ringling School of Art Lifetime Learning Academy. He also lectured at the Sarasota Architectural Foundation on the "Life and Work of Louis Kahn".


This series of lectures examine in detail the work of the four most influential architects of the 20th Century. The work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Louis Kahn shall be examined through the evolution of their careers. Built and unbuilt designs will be discussed in the context of their complete body of work.

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