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Geddes, Brecher, Qualls & Cunningham

Geddes Brecher Qualls Cunningham Collection (070), Architecture Firm, 1960-2006

GBQC was a collaborative firm based in Philadelphia that included Robert Geddes, Melvin Becher, George Wychoff Qualls, and Warren William Cunningham.  The firm was responsible for many iconic buildings including Pender Labs at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania; the Police Headquarters of the City of Philadelphia; Richard Stockton College in New Jersey; Hill Hall at Rutgers University-Newark; the College of Liberal Arts of Southern Illinois University; the Architects Housing in Trenton, New Jersey; Princeton Community Housing’s Griggs Farm neighborhood; and probably best known, the Dining Hall and Birch Garden quad at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.  In 1979, the firm was awarded the AIA's highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award.

The collection contains drawings of thirty-seven projects, primarily renderings by George W. Qualls.

For more information, please contact Heather Isbell-Schumacher, Archivist, hisbell@upenn.edu