George J. Kreier, Jr. Collection (120), Architectural Components Designer, 1922-2006
George Kreier was a pioneer in the field of forming techniques using plastic, designing precast concrete molds for some of the mid-centuries best known architects like Louis Kahn, Edward Durell Stone and Marcel Breuer. Kreier started working for his father, George Krier, Sr a well known architectural sculptor, growing the business to include architectural plastics and heritage preservation work. Kreier held a bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1946) and Doctorate from Temple University (1952).
This collection contains records relating to Kreier's professional work and pratice (ca. 1959- ca 1990). It includes architectural drawings, correspondence files, photography documenting completed projects, and records about Kreier's architectural preservation work the University of Pennsylvania.