ccva.fas.harvard.edu/historyArchitecture. The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, completed in 1963, is the only building on the North American continent designed by the famous ...
22. Despite designing multiple projects to be built in the US, only one was ever realized: Harvard University's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. [Source: Fondation Le Corbusier]
23. Guillame Jullian, a colleague of Le Corbusier, recalled, "[Le Corbusier] told me that the Visual Arts Center was to be his only American building, and that he would therefore put all his architectural elements in it." [Source: The Boston Globe]
LE CORBUSIER REMEMBERED
Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of the architect Le Corbusier, the central figure of the modern movement in architecture, who died in 1965.
Dozens of commemorations and exhibitions have been taking place around the world to mark the anniversary. On Oct. 14, for example, an exhibit of Corbusier sketches is scheduled to open in the architecture building at Roger Williams College in Bristol, R.I. Two one-time Corbusier colleagues will be speaking at Roger Williams, Jerszy Soltan, Oct. 14, and Guillaume Jullian de la Fuente, Oct. 20, both at 6:30.
Jullian, as it happens, was Corbusier's assistant in the design of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard. The Carpenter Center is Corbusier's only American building and a visit to this remarkable structure is probably the thing to do for Bostonians who may wish to recall the amazing designer who once dominated the international world of architecture as perhaps no other person has ever done. …