The Indianapolis architectural firm of Pierre and Wright : a history of the firm, discussion of major works, and index of known commissions

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dc.contributor.advisor Seager, Andrew R. en_US Huntington, Jeffrey L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:43Z 2011-06-03T19:36:43Z 1994 en_US 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 1994 .H86 en_US
dc.description.abstract The architectural firm of Pierre and Wright was one of the most important partnerships in Indianapolis during the second quarter of the twentieth century and the firm left a lasting impact on Indianapolis's built environment and physical development. Edward Dienhart Pierre (May 22, 1890-March 27, 1971) and George Caleb Wright (April 25, 1889-February 27, 1973) merged their talents in August 1925. This partnership resulted in a series of substantial commissions which allowed Pierre and Wright to take leadership roles in the Indianapolis construction community. The design contributions of Pierre and Wright to Indiana, particularly to Indianapolis, are significant because of the wide variety of architectural styles in which they worked, the high quality of construction, and the number of structures which remain. The partnership ended in 1944 and both men continued their architectural careers in Indianapolis. Pierre and Wright worked throughout their lives to enhance their profession and their community. The most obvious evidence of their professional work is the many buildings they designed, but more important is the impact Pierre and Wright had on the design and construction professions in Indiana and the country. Examples of their influence include their work for standardized building codes, development of professional ethics and forums for professional networking, and advocacy of comprehensive urban or metropolitan planning. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 215 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architectural firms -- Indiana -- Bibliography. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- Bibliography. en_US
dc.subject.other Pierre & Wright -- History. en_US
dc.title The Indianapolis architectural firm of Pierre and Wright : a history of the firm, discussion of major works, and index of known commissions en_US
dc.type Reference sources. en_US Thesis (M.S.H.P.) en_US
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