Marshall Erdman

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Marshall Erdman
Born (1922-09-29)September 29, 1922
Tverai, Lithuania
Died September 17, 1995(1995-09-17) (aged 72)
Madison, Wisconsin
Nationality Lithuanian American
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
Practice Marshall Erdman & Associates

Marshall Erdman (September 29, 1922–September 17, 1995) was a Lithuanian-American builder and colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Life[edit]

Early life[edit]

Erdman was born Mausas Erdmanas on September 29, 1922, in Tverai, Lithuania. He emigrated to the United States at age 17 to live with an uncle in Chicago.

Education[edit]

Following high school, Erdman studied architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1943, where he helped build the Remagen pontoon bridge.[1] He returned to his studies after the war, receiving a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1946.

Career[edit]

Erdman started a construction company in 1946, which he incorporated in 1951 as Marshall Erdman & Associates. An integrated healthcare design-build company, Marshall Erdman & Associates grew rapidly, expanding into six different markets throughout the U.S. In early 2008, Marshall Erdman & Associates was purchased by Cogdell Spencer, a healthcare real estate investment trust, for $247 million. This part of Marshall's legacy is now traded on the NYSE as CSA.

In addition to founding Marshall Erdman & Associates, he introduced U-Form-It prefabricated house kits to the market in 1953 and Techline office furniture in 1969.

Legacy[edit]

The Middleton Hills neighborhood in Middleton, Wisconsin had its first homes completed in 1996. This development is considered a Neo-traditional design.

Work[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lambert, Bruce (1995-09-29). "Marshall Erdman, 72, Producer Of Prefabricated Structures, Dies". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 

References[edit]

  • Moe, Doug; Alice D'Alessio (October 2003). Uncommon Sense: The Life of Marshall Erdman. Trails Custom Publishing. ISBN 1-931599-31-9. 

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