16 March 2005

How Berkeley stacks up in
the architectural sweepstakes

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004

In its 11 March News, ArchVoices.org reproduced the list below from the illustrated article “25 Buildings Every Man Should Know: A Guide to the Most Important and Beautiful Structures in America,” published in the March issue of GQ. See a familiar name?

01. Oak Alley Plantation (Gilbert Joseph Pile)
02. University of Virginia (Thomas Jefferson)
03. The Rookery (Daniel Burnham and John Root)
04. Gamble House (Charles & Henry Greene)
05. Robie House (Frank Lloyd Wright)
06. First Church of Christ, Scientist (Bernard Maybeck)
07. Schindler House (Rudolph Schindler)
08. Lovell Health House (Richard Neutra)
09. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (George Howe & William Lescaze)
10. Gropius House (Walter Gropius)
11. Eames House (Charles & Ray Eames)
12. Fallingwater (Frank Lloyd Wright)
13. Farnsworth House (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)
14. Lever House (SOM)
15. Eden Roc Hotel (Morris Lapidus)
16. Case Study House #22 (Pierre Koenig)
17. TWA Terminal (Eero Saarinen)
18. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (Le Corbusier)
19. Salk Institute (Louis Kahn)
20. Whitney Museum of American Art (Marcel Breuer)
21. Douglas House (Richard Meier)
22. Thorncrown Chapel (Fay Jones)
23. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (Tadao Ando)
24. Walt Disney Concert Hall (Frank Gehry)
25. Seattle Public Library (Rem Koolhaas & Joshua Ramus)

As many of you know, the church desperately needs a new roof. Leaks in the hall next to the Fireplace Room caused rot and staining to the beams below. Friends of First Church established a Roof Fund with the goal of replacing the leaking hall and Fireplace Room roofs and repairing the damaged beams below. Before they re-roof, they must conduct an engineering study to aid in the roof design. The following objective is to re-roof the auditorium.

You can join Friends of First Church here.


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