Jean B. Fletcher

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Jean Bodman Fletcher (1915–1965) was an American architect who was a founding member of the Architects' Collaborative. She graduated from Smith College in 1937, and finished her architectural training at the Cambridge School[disambiguation needed] in 1941, an architecture school for women affilitated with Harvard University and Smith.

With her husband, Norman C. Fletcher she entered and won many residential architecture competitions. The Fletchers joined forces with another architectural couple, John C. Harkness & Sarah P. Harkness, also alumni of Harvard and Cambridge. With their mentor Walter Gropius formed the Architects' Collaborative after winning a dormitory design competition for Smith College.

Jean Bodman Fletcher died of breast cancer on September 13, 1965 at age 50.

References[edit]

  • Gropius, Walter, ed. The Architects Collaborative, 1945-1965. Teufen, AR, Niggli: 1966. 12.
  • New Yorkers Win Mention: Homes in Modern Styles Featured in Architects' Awards. New York Times, May 13, 1945: R1.
  • "Prize Plans in National Contest Stress 'Livability' of New Homes." New York Times, May 13, 1945: R1.