“Architecture arises out of our need to shelter the human animal in a spatial environment and to enclose the social animal in a group space. In this sense architecture serves our institutions and expresses the values of our culture.”
Pender Labs, Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Photo Credit: Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Lawrence Williams Inc. Collection, Local ID#:77133-A
Philadelphia Police Headquarters
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Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
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Writings, Interviews, and Lectures
Interview by John Fenton. University: Princeton Quarterly, June 1967, pp. 34-41.
The Forest Edge
Architectural Design, 52, November/December, 1982, pp. 2-23.
Progressive Architecture, June 1974.
Architectural Forum, October and November 1972.
Interview by Diane Hempel. University: Princeton Quarterly, Summer 1974.
Christian Science Monitor, August 1977.
Architectural Record, November 1977.
Process Architecture, Tokyo 62, 1985.
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Museum of Modern Art, New York July 28, 1992.
The Philadelphia Architect, September 2003.
Building a Masterpiece: the Sydney Opera House, Sydney: Powerhouse Museum, 2006.
Princeton University Press, 2012.
Lecture given by Robert Geddes at the Institute for Advanced Study organized by DOCOMOMO, April 5, 2014.
Notes on the Aims of Architecture
Lecture at the School of Architecture, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 25,1965.
Outside, Inside, and Time
Dedication Lecture of the Muhlenberg College Library. Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1989.
Clendenin Malcolm, Introduction Emily T. Cooperman. Preserve Philadelphia!, The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, July 2009.
Glazer, Nathan, The American Scholar, March 1, 2007.
The Architecture of the United States
Kidder Smith, G.E. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1981, volume 1, p. 382.
Buildings and Ideas
Martin, Leslie, Cambridge University Press, 1983, p. 15.
Merritt, James, Princeton Weekly Bulletin, March 29, 1982.
Schmertz, Mildred, Contemporary Architects, edited by Muriel Emanuel and Dennis Sharpe, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1980.
Smith, Sandy, Philadelphia Magazine, April 6, 2017.
Spreiregen, Paul, New York: McGraw Hill, 1979.
Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
Venturi, Robert, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966, p. 20 and note 6.
The Guardian, February 9, 2019