Jean B. Fletcher
Jean Bodman Fletcher (January 20, 1915 – September 13, 1965) was an American architect who was a founding member of the well-respected design firm known as TAC, the Architects' Collaborative in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Early life and education
Fletcher was born Jean Bodman in Boston, the daughter of Fenimore L. Bodman and Maud Rogers Bodman. She graduated from Smith College in 1937, and finished her architectural training at the Cambridge School in 1941, an architecture school for women affiliated with Harvard University and Smith.
With her husband, Norman Collings Fletcher she entered and won many residential architecture competitions. In 1945, the Fletchers joined forces with their mentor, Walter Gropius, and five other young architects, including Sarah and John C. Harkness, to establish TAC. The prize money from their winning entries in the Smith College Dormitory Competition provided the first office funds.
Jean Bodman Fletcher died of breast cancer on September 13, 1965 at age 50.
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- New Yorkers Win Mention: Homes in Modern Styles Featured in Architects' Awards, New York Times, May 13, 1945, p. R1.
- "Prize Plans in National Contest Stress 'Livability' of New Homes." New York Times, May 13, 1945, p. R1.
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