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community engagement

Shortly after moving to town, Loewenstein joined in temporary partnership with Charles Hartmann, Jr. to design the North Carolina Convalescent Hospital (1948) in response to a polio epidemic. Active in the community, Loewenstein served the Cerebral Palsy Association, the Evergreens Retirement Home, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, and the Greensboro Preservation Society. As an advocate of civil rights, the firm completed buildings for the greater good of Greensboro, including the master plan and design for twelve buildings at Bennett College, a traditionally African-American women’s campus. Loewenstein embraced underserved populations in the design for two YWCA Buildings and a major addition to the YMCA, correcting the inequities in facilities and finally bringing together membership from the separate black and white branches that had existed through the 1960s.

Loewenstein was also active in the Weatherspoon Association, the local art museum, and a member of the Friends of the Library. He was the president of the North Carolina Architectural Foundation, the editor of Southern Architect, and president of the Greensboro Registered Architects.

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