Robert Geddes, 99, Transformative Architecture Dean at Princeton, Dies

As an educator, he worked to put architecture on an equal footing with other disciplines. As an architect, he was known for buildings at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

"Robert Geddes, the transformative first dean of Princeton’s School of Architecture and an architect of elegant modernist buildings, many in New Jersey and his native Pennsylvania, died on Monday at his home outside Princeton, N.J. He was 99.

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His firm, Geddes Brecher Qualls Cunningham, may be best known for its two buildings at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. Both the dining hall and academic office building have facades of glass and concrete reminiscent of the work of Le Corbusier, one of Mr. Geddes’s idols alongside Louis Kahn and Alvar Aalto — all modernists who knew how to make spaces inviting."

Read more at the New York TimesTo read a talk Geddes gave at the Institute in 2014, visit the Princeton University School of Architecture