Arch_100_S.O.M.pdf - II MidCentury Modern Modernism becomes the Mainstream 1945-1965 Miesian tradition Functionalist minimalism structural expression

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II. MidCentury Modern: Modernism becomes the Mainstream: 1945-1965 Miesian tradition: Functionalist minimalism, structural expression; steel frame, glass transparency and spacial universality / clarity; simplicity and orderliness. Objective reduction of functions to most minimal components; Celebration of structural honesty. 8d.Development of new midcentury practice model: the Corporate Practice: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, (S.O.M.) 1936-current, Founded in 1936 by Louis Skidmore & Nathaniel Owings with John Merrill in 1939. Intended to provide a corporate approach to comprehensive architectural services for increasingly complex & large scale 20th century projects. Services include architectural design, structural design, civil engineering, systems engineering (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) urban planning, sustainable design, interior design, graphics, landscape architecture and material technology. Post war and midcentury through the 1970 ʼ s, work product was dominated by corporate high rise buildings and large campus planning both in the US and abroad.
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