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Document Details


Title: Bruce Graham
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Graham speaks about his family and early background; impressions of Chicago; study at the University of Pennsylvania; working at Holabird & Root; joining Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill; prefabrication in architecture; Sears Tower; Mies van der Rohe and students at IIT; the Brunswick building, Chicago; Chicago sculptures by artists Miro and Picasso; the Inland Steel building, Chicago; the Equitable building, Chicago; about work at SOM; collaborating with Fazlur Khan; the Hancock building, Chicago; commissions in England; the American Institute of Architects; Dearborn Park development, Chicago; structural aspects in various projects; projects worldwide; plans for Chicago; Banco de Occidente, Guatemala; SOM from the inside; women at SOM; projects for the Olympic Games in Barcelona, 1992; reflections.
Extent: 333 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/graham.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1997 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Graham, Bruce John, 1925-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1925
Speaker place of birth: Colombia; South America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect
Age at speaking: 72
Document location: Hobe Sound, FL
Document date: 25-May-1997
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Organizations discussed: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architectural firms; Architecture; Biography; Chicago, IL; Family--History; Illinois; North America; Oral history; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; United States; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025535-27396