The architect of the house
is Noman Nathaniel Rice.
Timeline of his life:
1903 ? Born March 17
1920 ? Graduates from
Central High School with classmate Louis Kahn
University of Pennsylvania to study architecture with Classmate Louis
Kahn. Paul Cret is the head of
the Architure Deparment at Penn.
1924 Graduates U of Penn
with a B. Arch.
1924-1928 works as a
draftsman and designer for Paul Cret, John Molito , Zantsinger, Borie and
1926 ? works on
Sesquicentennial exhibition with Louis Kahn. Becomes disillusioned with City corruption and decided to
travel through Europe.
1928 Travels widely in
Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Compiles sketchbook of his travels.
1929 Becomes the first American to work in
LeCorbusier?s and Pierre Jeanenret?s office.
1929 Louis Kahn visits Norman Rice in
1929 While in Paris, teams up with work
collegues Ernest Weissmann and Kunio Maekawain enter a competition for the
design of a public office building in Zagreb, Croatia
Writes ?the minimal House ? a Solution Record
Returns to Philadelphia joins firm of Howe and Lescaze
Works on design of PSFS Building, an international style skyscraper
Writes article for Architectural Forum ?Small House Construction, A problem to be Solved?
Establishes independent practice in Philadelphia, at 2400 Pine Street,
practice continues until 1974
Writes article for TSquare critiquing Frank Lloyd Wright?s Taliesen.
Frank Lloyd Wright sends letter to Norman Rice crititquing the international
style and responding to Norman Rice?s critique of Taliesen.
Designs Apartment Building in Philadlephia, PA published in Architectural Forum
Designs Stadium Night Club, Hotel Roosevelt, Madison Avenue at 45th Street, New York, NY
Designs Ormsteen Residence, alterations, 2007 Delancey Street, Philadelphia,
Joins National Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Designs home for sculptor Evelyn Keyser, Philadephia, PA
1948-1951 Designs and
Builds Residence of Dr. and Mrs. Jacoby T. Rothner Residence, 3421 W. School
Teaches at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art (now, University of the
Designs War Memorial for Central High School, 1700 West Olney Avenue,
1952 Published in Architectural Record?s Hardcover Book?82 Distinctive Houses From
Documented and drafted City Hall drawings and Plans
Works on preservation of the Haviland Stickland Buildings, Broad and Pine
Streets, Philadelphia, PA
1962- 63 Director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of
1954 Redesigns Fitler Square, Philadelphia
Design Jame Oser Residence Timber Lane, Philadlephia, PA
Designs Whitehall Commons Playground, Tulip, Ditman and Wakeling Street,
Vice President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of
President of the Philadelphia
Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Designs Monument to Washington Crossing, Washington Crossing, PA
Designs and Builds Temple Beth Hillel, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood, PA
Made a Fellow of the National Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Designs Free Library at Broad and Morris Streets
President of the Pennsylvania Society of Architects
Chaired The Pennsylvania Society of Architect?s commission on design
Designs Grover Cleveland Elementary School additions and Alterations, 3701
North 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Designs Rostrum in Rittenhouse Square
Appointed to Pennsylvania State Art Commission
-1974 Teaches at University of Pennsylvania with Louis Kahn and Robert
Writes retrospective on his experiences at the University of Pennsylvanian
Designs District Health Center #10, 2230 Cottman Avenue at Bustleton Avenuue
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1984 T-Square Club Fellowship established at the
University of Pennsylvania, provides fellowship to second-year architecture
student on the basis of need and merit. Among the patrons and members of the
T-Square Club atelier were Penn professors Paul Philippe Cret, Walter P.
Laird, John Harbeson, Jean Hebrand, and Norman Rice.
1985 Interviewed for Book LeCorbusier in America
died Dec. 21
Estate donates collection of works from 1920 to 1974 to the University of
Temple Beth Hillel is named on the List of Philadelphia?s Modern Monuments,
by The Philadelphia Architect
? 2 original drawings of 3421 West School House Lane donated to the Athenaem