Chester Nagel Collection
Scope and Contents
- 1939 - 1988
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Extent1 linear feet (1 box + 6 Gropius bow ties )
After graduating, Nagel worked closely with Walter Gropius as an associate at The Architects Collaborative for almost 12 years. He taught a Master Class with Gropius at the GSD and was the co-designer with Gropius on several projects, such as The United States Embassy in Athens, Harvard University Graduate Center Commons and Dormitories in Cambridge, Civic Center Project in Tallahassee, Hansa Apartment Building in Berlin and the High-Speed Photography Exhibition for the Smithsonian Institution.
Chester Nagel was deeply involved in academia and taught as an Assistant Professor at the GSD during the 1940s and 1950s. He was also a visiting critic at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Williams College, Boston Architectural Center (now College) and UC Boulder. Most notably, he was a visiting professor, lecturer and adjunct professor at the University of Colorado at Denver from 1976 to 1987.
Produced by the support of the Auraria Library’s Media and Telecommunications Service Division, Chester Nagel wrote and narrated four architectural video documentaries and monographs on the works of Walter Gropius, I. M. Pei, architectural criticism and creativity in architecture. He received the Honor Award for Distinguished Service by the UCD School of Architecture and Planning in 1982 and 1984. Nagel was also named Fellow Emeritus by the American Institute of Architects.
- Chester Nagel Collection
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- Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
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