The Complexities of a Pioneer

Harry Weese, circa 1980s.

Robert Bruegmann's monograph, with contributions from Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, is the first devoted to Harry Weese.

Completed in 1978, Harry Weese's Frederick E. Terman Engineering Center at Stanford University balanced the need to protect a handful of trees with a thoughtful layout that offered natural ventilation and a maximum use of daylight.

The architect was capable of design bravado, too, as Shadowcliff (1969)—a one-room studio cantilevered from a 150-foot limestone wall—aptly demonstrates.

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