Marcel Breuer (1902-1981)


Breuer, Marcel

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 22 May 1902 – d. 01 July 1981
Occupation:    German architect and educator; American architect and educator
Location:    Dessau, Germany; Berlin, Germany; London, England; Cambridge, MA; New York, NY

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1941-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1958
Recipient of the AIA Gold Medal 1968
Recipient of the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion 1981

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Address listed in 1956 American Architects Directory
Address listed in 1962 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1970 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 contains membership application, chapter transfer, Fellowship nomination and supporting letters, photograph, request for emeritus (retired) status. Award files for his 1968 Gold Medal and his 1981 Topaz Medallion each include information about his nomination, press releases, and other materials.

Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library
Marcel Breuer Papers
For more information, see https://library.syracuse.edu/digital/guides/b/breuer_m.htm
Marcel Breuer Digital Archive
For more information, see https://breuer.syr.edu/

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
      Marcel Breuer Papers, 1920-1986
Online finding aid available at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/marcel-breuer-papers-5596