Maciej Nowicki (architect)
Matthew Nowicki (in Poland known as Maciej Nowicki) (26 June 1910 – 1 September 1950) was a Polish architect. He was notable in his day for being appointed chief architect of the new Indian city of Chandigarh. He was survived by his wife Stanislawa Nowicki, also an architect who taught from 1951-1977 at the University of Pennsylvania.
Nowicki was born in Chita in Siberia. After the Second World War he received a commission to work on plans for the reconstruction of Poland's capital city, Warsaw. In December 1945 he was posted to New York City as an official delegate of the Polish state, to advertise the rebuilding of Poland.
Nowicki was the architect of the J.S. Dorton Arena in Raleigh built in 1952 after his death. He was a member of the 'Workshop of Peace' team working on the United Nations Headquarters. He was a chair of the Faculty of Architecture at North Carolina State University.
Nowicki died around midnight on 31 August/1 September 1950, in the crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 903 in the Libyan Desert near Wadi Natrun in Egypt. He had been returning from India where he was chief architect designing the new city of Chandigarh.
- "AIArchitect This Week | Happy Birthday, Stanislawa Nowicki!". info.aia.org. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
- Nick Hodge Maciej Nowicki: A Passage to India, Kracow Post, 6 September 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
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