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Although the mid-century Modern buildings comprise a tremendous physical legacy, Loewenstein’s greatest contribution to the North Carolina built environment came in the training he provided for a number of architects and designers who practiced throughout the state. Committed to diversity in the community, the firm hired the first African-American architects and design professionals in Greensboro, among them the late William Street (Loewenstein’s MIT classmate who eventually joined North Carolina A&T’s faculty), the late W. Edward Jenkins, and Clinton E. Gravely, all of whom went on to establish prolific architectural careers in North Carolina and beyond. He also mentored hundreds of students in the office as interns, among them Frank Harmon, North Carolina, and Anne Greene, Washington DC, both going on to design award-winning buildings and interiors throughout the United States. In the end, more than thirty architects, draftsmen, and support staff worked at the firm at its peak size in the mid-1960s. As inheritors of Loewenstein’s mid-century Modern aesthetic, these practitioners continued to shape North Carolina architectural and design endeavors with each passing decade.

modernism in greensboro
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