Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)


Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 27 March 1886 – d. 17 August 1969
Occupation:    German architect, American architect
Location:    Chicago, IL

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1941-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1954
Recipient of the AIA Gold Medal 1960

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Biographical listing in 1956 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1962 American Architects Directory

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)
Entry in Richard Guy Wilson, The AIA Gold Medal (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984)

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file includes membership application, Fellowship nomination with letters of support, correspondence about his death. His Gold Medal file includes correspondence about nomination and about arrangements, press release, text of certificate and speech, photos.

Museum of Modern Art, Lily Auchincloss Study Center for Architecture and Design
      Mies van der Rohe Archive. For more information, see http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/departments/architecture_design

Getty Research Institute, Research Library
      Ludwig Mies van der Rohe preliminary sketches for Hubbe House, ca. 1935, Accession no. 860203
      Elevations, perspectives, plans and grids for the Hubbe House designed for Magdeburg, Germany, but not built. Also available for comparison are photographs of forty-seven related sketches exhibited at the Protetch Gallery, N.Y.C. For further information, see catalog record
      Ludwig Mies van der Rohe manuscript fragment and letter, 1962 Nov.30, Accession no. 890222
      A fragment of an undated manuscript (2 pp.) with notes on the subject of architectural theory, design and aesthetics; and a letter from the architect's office (1962 Nov. 30) to Karl Geyer accompanying a manuscript by Mies van der Rohe. For further information, see catalog record

Avery Library, Drawings and Archives Collection, Columbia University
      For more information https://library.columbia.edu/locations/avery/da.html.