John Meunier’s first significant building design, the Meunier House provides a look at his unique style. Composed of two intersecting squares, the home is a demonstration of what Meunier described as “an English Brutalist version of a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house.”
Mary Lund Davis entered UW in 1942, during World War II. Her male classmates were all called to serve. Studying and learning alone removed a support network, but may have enabled freer thinking. In 1946 she became the first female architect in Washington State.
A house with several names, the Richard Foster House in Wilton, CT is also known as the Spaceship House, the Round House, or the Circambulant House. How does one come up with such an interesting design?
Today, A-frames still conjure associations with vacation homes and picturesque ski chalets perched atop remote mountain landscapes. But what about a modern A-frame for the 21st century?
It is easy to associate Modern style with expansive and expensive houses, or landmark municipal buildings; but at least one local Seattle architect broke that and several other invisible barriers. His name was Benjamin McAdoo.
A rather unique style, Googie architecture comes from the 1950s and 1960s. The style offers a look at the “futuristic” design with influences of Atomic Age, Space Age, car culture, and jets.