Architect and Louis Kahn collaborator Anne Tyng dies at 91

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Architect and Louis Kahn collaborator Anne Tyng dies at 91

Postby nichols » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:51 pm


Anne Tyng, 91, groundbreaking architect

January 08, 2012|By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic

Anne Tyng, in an oil painting by her daughter, Alexandra. Tyng's work with Louis…

Anne Tyng, a pioneering female architect whose ideas about geometry influenced Louis Kahn's buildings and who later had a child with him, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, in Greenbrae, Calif. She was 91, said her daughter, Alexandra, who lives outside Philadelphia.

Although Ms. Tyng was among the first group of women to graduate from Harvard University's architecture school in 1944, she struggled her entire career to be taken seriously. Firms would not hire her because she was a woman... ... ure-school

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