ruminations about architecture and design

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

the long shadow of TAC

YMCA in Roxbury by TAC

Sooner rather than later, everything designed by The Architect's Collaborative will be demolished.
The legacy of the firm is in all ways more important than its buildings. Its founding and association with Gropius is significant, but its greatest reputation in the Boston area is as teaching firm. Not in the explicit manner of a teaching hospital, although its links to Ivy League architectural schools was robust, but as the important first job for many designers. As one former principal of the firm noted dryly: "We trained all of our competition."

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