Architect Buildings- Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson wasn’t a recognizable figure due to his thick black round-framed glasses, but because of his major contributions to American architecture. Johnson’s career spanned decades because his designs seemed to change with whatever the architectural trend was at the time. Even though his designs may have evolved with the times, he was always focused mainly on the stylistic features of his projects.
Philip Cortelyou Johnson was born July 8, 1906 and was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He later attended Harvard University for philosophy and history. During his years in college he took trips abroad, visiting monuments throughout Europe, sparking an interest in architecture.image
After college, Johnson founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Two years later Johnson, along with Henry-Russell Hitchcock, coined the term International Style; modernist style in architecture that developed in Europe and the United States in the 1920s and 1930s, characterized chiefly by regular, simple geometric forms, open interiors, and the use of glass, steel, and reinforced concrete.
Later, Philip Johnson attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design and studied under the architect Marcel Breuer. During this time Johnson created his masterpiece and his home, the Glass House. From 1964 to 1967 he worked with Richard Foster and from 1967 up to his retirement he famously worked with John Burgee. And so, the rest is history. Johnson went on to create more famous buildings and many were replicated by InFocusTech. I went back through our product list and found that we’ve done 15 of his buildings! I hope I didn’t leave any out:

Johnson once said, “All architects want to live beyond their deaths.” His long list of notable works proves he has. Philip Johnson died on January 25, 2005 a Pritzker Prize winner and a legend in the field of architecture.


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