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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der RoheConsidered the master of modern architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe headed IIT’s architecture department (which became the College of Architecture) from 1938–1958. He came to IIT from the renowned German Bauhaus and created a radically new educational approach to architecture. His own designs, ranging from the Barcelona Pavilion in Spain to the Seagram Building in New York to IIT’s S. R. Crown Hall, changed the skylines of cities throughout the world. In 1941 Mies designed the master plan for IIT Main Campus.

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