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Document Details


Title: Ben Honda
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Honda speaks about his family background and part-time jobs; service in the United States Army and reflections on the discrimination he experienced in the military; studying architecture at the Institute of Technology; summer work for Sloan Construction (1947-1949); working for Rosen & Horowitz (1950-1952), PACE Associates (1952-1960), and Bertrand Goldberg & Associates (1961-1997); how the Goldberg office grew and changed over the years; problems with Astor Tower; planning and designing health care facilities; key people in the Goldberg office; planning River City and the lessons of Marina City.
Extent: 229 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/honda.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Honda, Ben, 1918-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 20-Mar-1918
Speaker place of birth: California; United States; North America
Speaker race: Asian
Speaker occupation: Architect
Age at speaking: 81
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 27-Jul-1999
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Army
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: California; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architecture; California; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Oral history; U.S. Army; United States; United States--Armed Forces; Work environment; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025539-27401