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Walter Netsch Architect : American Architecture

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Walter Netsch Architect – Key Projects

Featured Building by Walter Netsch:

United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

US Air Force Academy CCLD, Colorado Springs
Design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Walter Netsch Architect CCLD US Air Force Academy
picture © SOM
US Air Force Academy CCLD – Oct 17, 2012
The Center for Character and Leadership Development is a new building on the campus of the United States Air Force Academy. It is the first new building since 1981 to be erected on the terrazzo, which was designed by SOM architects in 1954.

Walter Netsch Buildings, alphabetical:

Art Institute of Chicago – East Wing, USA
Date built: –

Grinnell College, USA
Date built: –

Illinois Institute of Technology – IIT, USA
Date built: –

Inland Steel Building, Chicago, USA
Date built: 1956-57

Miami University, USA

Northwestern University buildings, USA

Sophia University, USA

Texas Christian University, USA

University of Chicago, USA

University of Illinois Circle Campus, Chicago

University of Iowa, USA

Wells College, USA

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Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

SOM Architects Practice Information

American architect
Walter worked for SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill – eventually as a partner

Office was based in Chicago

Modern Architects

Massachusetts Institute of technology – MIT

L. Morgan Yost, Kenilworth, Illinois

Skidmore Owings and Merrill

Netsch married in 1963 – Dawn Clark Netsch

He was most closely associated with the brutalist style of architecture as well as with the firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. His signature aesthetic is known as Field Theory and is based on rotating squares into complex shapes.

He may be best known as the lead designer for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and its famous Cadet Chapel. The Cadet Area at the Academy was named a National Historic Landmark in 2004. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

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