Guess the Architect Contest July 2016
The architect for the neoclassical museum influenced the development of the building type with a plan featuring galleries arranged around a central rotunda. Its grand stoa, edged by a screen of columns and containing open staircases, emphasizes its role as a public monument connected to the city.
CLUE: THE ARCHITECT FOR THIS NEOCLASSICAL MUSEUM INFLUENCE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUILDING TYPE WITH A PLAN FEATURING GALLERIES ARRANGED AROUND A CENTRAL ROTUNDA. ITS GRAND STOA, EDGED BY A SCREEN OF COLUMNS AND CONTAINING OPEN STAIRCASES, EMPHASIZES ITS ROLE AS A PUBLIC MONUMENT CONNECTED TO THE CITY.
The answer to the June issue's Guess the Architect is HOWE & LESCAZE, a firm that designed the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society in 1932 in central Philadelphia— the first International Style high-rise in the United States. In 2000, the bank, office, and retail building was converted to the Lowes Philadelphia Hotel.
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