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Bruce J. Graham

Bruce J. GrahamBorn: 1-Dec-1925
Birthplace: La Cumbre, Cali, Colombia
Died: 6-Mar-2010
Location of death: Hobe Sound, FL
Cause of death: Alzheimer's

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Architect of the Sears Tower

Military service: US Navy (1943)

Architect best known for designing the x-braced John Hancock Center and the Sears Tower (since renamed Willis Tower) in Chicago. Acolyte of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Father: (international banker)
Sister: Margaret Graham Lewis
Wife: Jane Abend Graham (m. 1970, d. 2004, one son, two daughters)
Son: George Graham
Daughter: Lisa Graham Langlade-Demoyen
Daughter: Mara Graham Dworsky

    University: University of Dayton
    University: BArch, University of Pennsylvania (1948)
    Administrator: Trustee, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania
    Administrator: Trustee, Art Institute of Chicago

    Graham & Graham (1989)
    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Design Partner (1960-89)
    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architect (1951-60)
    Holabird, Root & Burgee (1949-51)
    American Institute of Architects Fellow (1966)
    Chicago Central Area Committee President
    Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Trustee
    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
    Royal Institute of British Architects
    Scottish Ancestry
    Peruvian Ancestry

Selected edifices:
Inland Steel Building (1957)
John Hancock Center (1970)
Sears Tower (1974)
One Magnificent Mile (1983)

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