the project


design education

Although five institutions of higher education could be found in Greensboro by mid-century, contributing greatly to the livelihood of the community, only Woman’s College developed a design program, housed at first in the Department of Art and then jointly sponsored by Art and the School of Home Economics. With this program, where students learned fundamentals of building design in the context of home environments, Department of Art Chairman, Gregory Ivy, saw the opportunity to bring Edward Loewenstein as a practicing design professional to give the students real world experience.

Like instructors throughout the United States, Loewenstein encouraged students to learn about all facets of design through both lecture courses (he taught architectural history for nearly a decade) and studio-based assignments. Several studios resulted in young women designing the Commencement Houses under Loewenstein’s and the firm’s tutelage.

residential design at mid-century
greensboro's suburbs
politics + social issues
design education

modernism in greensboro
patrick lee lucas : school of interiors : university of kentucky : website designed by julie barghout