Arthur B. White, Jr. (1918-2005)
ARTHUR B. WHITE GRADUATED FROM WEST PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL IN 1918 AND COMPLETED A DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. HE WAS A RECIPIENT OF NUMEROUS DESIGN AWARDS, INCLUDING TWO FIRST MEDALS FROM THE SOCIETY OF BEAUS-ARTS ARCHITECTS (1939-1940) AND THE PAUL PHILIPPE CRET PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. HE CONTINUED TO TEACH AT THE UNIVERSITY UNTIL BEING CALLED TO SERVICE IN The NAVY DURING WORLD WAR II. UUPON RETURNING TO PHILADELPHIA AFTER THE WAR, HE FORMED HIS FIRST ARCHITECTURAL PARTNERSHIP, THE GARNER AND WHITE PARTNERSHIP, WITH OFFICES ON CHESTNUT STREET, AND LATER IN BALA CYNWYD. HE BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE PHILADELPHIA AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, AND WAS ELECTED AS CHAPTER PRESIDENT IN 1972. LATER IN HIS CAREER AFTER MOVING TO HAVERTOWN MR WHITE PRACTICED WITH HIS LONG TIME ASSOCIATE CHARLES SHARP AS SHARP/WHITE ASSOCIATES.
BY CAITLIN O'DONNELL



Arthur B White Family Residence built 1957


















Front and back view of and Arthur White home in Abington Township








Index to MODERN HOMES PHILADELPHIA History Pages

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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