Lawrence B. Anderson

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Lawrence Bernhart Anderson (May 7, 1906 – April 6, 1994)[1][2] was an American architect and educator and an early proponent of the International Style in the US.[3] He was born in Geneva, Minnesota, earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts in 1927 and a bachelor's degree in architecture in 1928, both from the University of Minnesota. Anderson taught at the University of Virginia for two years before earning a master's degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1930. While a graduate student at MIT, Anderson earned the prestigious Paris Prize for post-graduate study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Anderson was hired by MIT in 1933 and taught in the Department of Architecture for 46 years and served as head of the department from 1947 to 1965 and as dean of the School of Architecture and Planning from 1965 until his retirement in 1972. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1953.[4]


  1. ^ "Lawrence B. Anderson". Social Security Death Index. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Anderson, Lawrence Bernhart". Who Was Who in America, 1993-1996, vol. 11. New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. p. 6. ISBN 0837902258. 
  3. ^ Lawrence B. Anderson - The Tech
  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 

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