Graduate Architecture

Posted November 14, 2017
  • TWA Flight Center, JFK Airport, New York

    Photo Jim Henson via Wikimedia Commons, from ‘100 Buildings’

100 Buildings According to Mayne and Dubbeldam

In a new book inspired by his teaching experience, Thom Mayne, Cret Chair Professor of Architecture at PennDesign, catalogs the 100 most important buildings of the 20th century according to some 70 contemporary architects—among them, Miller Professor and Chair of Architecture Winka Dubbeldam.

Of the buildings included, Mayne cites not only their enduring influence but “the chances taken and the successes realized.” His list includes projects completed at the turn of the 20th century through the 1980s, with only two from the West Coast: the Salk Institute and Gehry House.

Dubbeldam’s list includes several generations of buildings in New York, where her practice ARCHI-TECTONICS is based, from the Chrysler Building and Lincoln Center to the TWA Flight Center and 520 West 28th Street, the first residential project in New York designed by the late Zaha Hadid.

The architects surveyed include PennDesign’s ​Robert Venturi (longtime faculty in the Department of Architecture) and alumna Denise Scott Brown (MCP’60, MArch’65; former faculty); Marion Weiss, Graham Chair Professor of Architecture; and Neil Denari (a visiting critic in the Department of Architecture), as well as Tadao Ando, Dame Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Greg Lynn, Richard Meier, Enrique Norten.

100 Buildings is available to order from Rizzoli, the book’s publisher, and other retailers.

Preview the list on Architectural Digest's website.