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Gordon Bunshaft Biography
Gordon Bunshaft (May 9, 1909ľAugust 6, 1990) was a 20th century architect educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked with Edward Durrell Stone and Raymond Loewy, eventually becoming a partner in the New York office of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill.

Bunshaft was a modernist whose early influences included Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier.

His best-known design is the Lever House, built as a corporate headquarters for the soap company Lever Brothers.

In the 1950s, Bunshaft was hired by the State Department's Foreign Building Office as a collaborator on the design for several US consulates in Germany.

Buildings
1951 - Lever House - New York, New York
1963 - Beinecke Library - Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1965 - Banque Lambert - Brussels
1971 - Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library - Austin, Texas
1974 - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - Washington, D.C.
1983 - National Commercial Bank - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
 
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