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Fujikawa, Joseph

Joseph Fujikawa (1922 - 2003)

Thomas Kellner: 39#39 Chicago, Mercantile Exchange (architects: Joseph Fujikawa and Fujikawa Johnson & Associates), 2004, C-Print, 53,0x83,8cm/20,7"x32,7", edition 20+3

Joseph Fujikawa, born 1922 in Los Angeles, California was an American architect who worked with Mies van der Rohe and took over his office after Mies died.

He began his studie of architecture in 1940 at the University of Southern California and finished his undergraduate degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1944. He also did a master's degree under Mies van der Rohe at IIT. In 1944 Fujikawa started his architectural career in the Office of Mies van der Rohe. In 1976, some years after Mies's death, the name of the firm was changed to Fujikawa, Conterato, Lohan & Associates. 1982 Fujikawa joined Gerald Johnson and founded Fujikawa Johnson & Associates. Fujikawa remained devoted to the Miesian vocabulary for all his life. Fujikawa died in Winnetka, Illinois, in 2003.

Important Buildings:

   
55 East Erie,55 East Erie Street, Chicago       
The Buckingham,360 East Eandolph, Chicago
Chicago Mercantile Exchange,20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago  
Columbus Plaza, Chicago, Illinois  
Fairmont Hotel,200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago       
Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago       
North Harbor Tower,175 North Harbor Drive, Chicago
Three Illinois Center,303 East Wacker Drive, Chicago
Mutual Benefit Life Building, Chicago
Two Illinois Center, Chicago

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