Goldsmith, Myron, 1918-1996
Myron Goldsmith, 1918 - 1996, was a student of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and a graduate (1939 and 1953) of Illinois Institute of Technology. He also studied with Pier Luigi Nervi. He later taught at IIT's College of Architecture from 1961 - 1996. Goldsmith worked in Mies' office and later at Skidmore Owings & Merrill. He is noted for his designs of bridges, tall buildings, and long-span structures.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
1. Architecture Lecture Series, 1977: Roberto Burle Marx, Mario Gandelsonas, Rem Koolhaas, Robert Krier, Emilio Ambasz, Leon Krier, Elia Zenghelis, Massimo Scolari, Jay Fellows, Ricardo Legorreta, Dore Ashton, Myron Goldsmith 2. Department of Architecture Lecture, n.d.: William J.R. Curtis; Free Public Lecture, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 1996
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was Director of the Department of Architecture at Armour Institute of Technology and Illinois Institute of Technology, 1938 - 1958. A series of events was hosted at IIT during the centennial year 1986 which marked the 100th anniversary of his birth. These Mies van der Rohe Centennial records represent materials created as part of the campus celebration events.
Two items related to the memorial service held in Crown Hall at Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago) for architect Myron Goldsmith, Oct. 19, 1996: the printed program includes a short biography; a 30-page "in memoriam" type booklet, edited by David C. Sharpe, includes numerous tributes to Goldsmith by friends and colleagues. The booklet also includes the text of obituaries published by various media sources.