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Landis Gores In New Canaan: An Architect’s Story

Landis Gores is one of "The Harvard Five" architects who settled in New Canaan in the 1940s. This presentation explores his career, family life and his unique vision with those who knew him best. $15 (28 min)
Streaming until March 31, 2021.
Category: AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk


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Landis Gores (1919-1991), along with Eliot Noyes, Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson and John M. Johansen, were known as ‘The Harvard Five’ - a group of architects, each associated with the Harvard Graduate School of Design, that settled in the small town of New Canaan, CT in the 1940s.  They individually and collectively helped reshape the suburban landscape there with their midcentury modern designs.   

From his childhood in Cincinnati, to his participation in World War II’s top secret operation Ultra, his partnership with architect Philip Johnson, and his work on houses throughout New England, this program explores Gores’ life and family, his architectural influences, and his unique vision.   

Gores’ daughter, Ainslie Gilligan, and grandson, Gabe Gilligan, will share personal stories and memories with architect Mark Markiewicz, AIA, author of the recently published book, Landis Gores : Architect of Konsequenz

The program is moderated by writer, poet, and Philip Johnson Glass House Educator Gwen North Reiss and produced by the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society


This program qualifies for
 .5 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU).

The organizer of this program is New Canaan Museum and Historical Society and Modernism Week. This program is streaming through March 31, 2021.




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