George Daub
Born: 4/1/1901, Died: 4/1966

Biography from the American Architects and Buildings database ( PAB website www.philadelphiabuildings.org)

George Daub's career was launched at a catalytic moment in American architecture so that he began with a rather traditional atelier training, but by the 1930s was working on the edge of the new modernism.  He was born in Philadelphia and attended Northeast High School from 1914 to 1918.  He then received his training in architecture from attending Drexel Institute's Evening School from 1917 to 1922 and followed that with attendance at the T-Square Club's atelier (connected to the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design), from 1922 to 1923.  In 1923 he was awarded a scholarship to attend Harvard University, and he moved to New England from 1923-25.  While attending Drexel and the T-Square Club atelier, he was already working by day for several prominent Philadelphia firms.  These associations would culminate in his work with George Howe on the PSFS tower:  E. V. Seeler (1921/22); Mellor, Meigs & Howe (1922 and 1925-28); Philip Tyre; George Howe (1928/29); Howe & Lescaze (1929-34); William Lescaze (1934-37).  During this later time he also briefly associated with Alfred Clauss in the office of Clauss & Daub.In 1937 he launched his independent firm: George Daub Associates.  In an article on prefabricated houses published in the Architectural Forum in September 1942, Daub was associated with Peter Blach and working primarily on residential, commercial and industrial commissions.Daub became a member of the AIA in 1940 and served as vice-president of the Philadelphia Chapter from 1947 to 1949.  He was also a member of the T-Square Club.
Written by Sandra L. Tatman.


Birch Knoll 1947
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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    
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 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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