Berkowitz, Allan A (1913-1992), architect

Allan Berkowitz was born inCzechoslovakia June 13, 1913.  He was trained in architecture at the Royal Technical University of Budapest.  Berkowitz designed many libraries, schools, over 35 churches, and 10 homes in this area.

The Dusseau Residence  Wayne Pa

Mrs Dusseau ca. 1950                                           terrace today

  front after initial construction

Allan Berkowitz designed this home for his Uncle Sam Berkowitz in 1951. It is the largest of the homes he designed in this period with 4 bedrooms and a "rumpus room" divided off from the main living room for the children


Allan Berkowitz completed the drawings of Mon Reve "my dream" prior to his decision to come to Philadelphia.  He had this home built for his family and lived in it for 20 years.


rear and west side                                                   front view




 west and front view                                             living roon

the photos below are of the house when Allan Berkowitz lived in it with his family.

The current owner of Mon Reve has just completed a complete restoration photos soon to come

The butterfly roof home below was designed by Berkowitz in ca. 1956 for David and Mae Haber and constructed in 1957.  The Habers owned it for almost thirty years,
selling the property in 1986 to Leonard and Diane Snyder who owned it until 2002.


Overview of Philadelphia Area Mid-Century Modern Residential Architecture  (below on this page)   Photo overview   followed by brief written overview of Philadelphia mid-century architects  .

Time Line  of area modern homes from 1930's to today
 Mid-Century Modern Homes
Architects Who Designed Mid-Century Modern Homes in the Philadelphia Region    
 photographs of the regional homes designed by each architect are included
 Allan Berkowitz  Louis Kahn  George Nakashima
 Edward Bernstein  Vincent Kling  Richard Neutra
 Robert Bishop  Thaddeus Longstreth  Norman Rice
Frank Boyer  William Lescaze  Paul Rudolph
 Marcel Breuer  Joel Levinson  Galen Schlosser
 Armand Carroll  Thomas Mangan  Harry Sternfeld
 Albert Clauss  Irving Maitin  Irwin Stein
 Nathan Cronheim  George Mebus  Oscar Stonorov
 George Daub  Ehrman Mitchell  Frank Weise
 Kenneth Day  Newcomb Montgomery  Frank Lloyd Wright
Agoos/ Lovera LaVardera, Greg Re:Vision Architecture
Bloomfield and Associates M. G. Leach Rosenblum, Martin
Bower Lewis Thrower Metcalfe Architecture Stanev Potts
Culbert, Doug McDonald, Tim/Onion Flats Tarantino Studio
Erdy McHenry Moto Design Shop Verner, Steven
Interface Studio QB3 Webber, Brett
Jibe Design Michael Ryan Architects Wesley Wei Architects
Kieran Timberlake Rasmussen/Su Wesley Architects
Krieger & Associates
Wyant Architecture


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