Walker O. Cain

Walker O. Cain

Walker O. Cain (1915-June 1, 1993) was a prize winning American architect.

Cain was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Case Western Reserve University for five years (1932-1936). In 1937 he went on to study at Fontainebleau, France where he was a recipient of the Schweinfurth Scholarship [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE0D81438F937A35755C0A965958260 Walker O. Cain, Architect, Dies; Recipient of Rome Prize Was 78 - New York Times ] ] .

In 1939 he won the Henry Adams Prize from the American Institute of Architects.In 1938 and 1939, he won honorable mention in architecture in the competition for the Rome Prize of the
American Academy in Rome.

In 1940 Cain returned to the United States to study architecture at Princeton University. In that yearhe won the Rome Prize. Upon graduation from Princeton with a masters degree he moved to New York City andjoined the firm of McKim, Mead, and White. In 1961 that firm was superseded by Steinman, Corrigill, Cain, and White; then Steinmann, Cain, and White;. By 1971 the firm was superseded byWalker O. Cain Associates based in New York where Cain was a senior partner.Cain also served as chairman of the board of the American Academy in Rome from 1974 to 1984.

Cain's notable building designs include: St. Vartan Cathedral, the Armenian church at Second Ave. and 34th Street in Manhattan (1963-1967) [http://www.armenianchurch.net/diocese/cathedral/building.html The Armenian Church | St. Vartan Cathedral ] ] ; the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of History and Technology (1967), in
Washington, DC [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,843545,00.html Infinity in Eight Minutes - TIME ] ] ; the Art Museum, McCormick Hall, Jadwin Gymnasium, Caldwell Field House, and the Computing Center at
Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey [http://www.princeton.edu/pr/facts/architects/ Princeton - Campus Building Architects ] ] ;as well as the Mickel Library of Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina [http://www.converse.edu/library/libhist.asp Converse College - Mickel Library ] ] . The firm that was to become Walker O. Cain Associates (John Faron) designed the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine around 1965 [http://library.bowdoin.edu/arch/images/gallery/library/library.shtml Image Gallery: Hawthorne-Longfellow Library ] ] .Members of the firm also designed the Casco Bank and Trust Company building in Portland, Maine by 1970, the [http://www.maine.gov/museum/ Maine State Museum] in Augusta, Maine in 1971 [http://library.bowdoin.edu/arch/images/gallery/library/library.shtml Image Gallery: Hawthorne-Longfellow Library ] ] ,the Maynard Center for staff housing at Brooklyn hospital in 1976Morrone, Francis "An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn", Photographs by James Iska, Gibbs Smith, Brooklyn, N.Y. (2001), 482 pages, ISBN 1586850474]


External links

* http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE0D81438F937A35755C0A965958260
* http://www.princeton.edu/pr/facts/architects/
* http://www.armenianchurch.net/diocese/cathedral/

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