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Landis Gores ’39

Published in Sept. 11, 1991, issue

LANDIS, ONE OF AMEIUCA'S leading architects, died March 18, 1991, at Norwalk Hospital near his home, the avant-garde house he designed and built in 1951, which gained an award of merit from the American Institute of Architects for its use of natural materials and its compatibility with its surroundings, in New Canaan, Conn. Many other awards followed as he continued his innovative design in such works as the famous "House for All Seasons," a private residence using alternate sources of energy. In 1973 he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

His war service was unique. An artillery major, he was assigned to ULTRA, the topsecret operation that broke the code of the German high command. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Order of the British Empire.

With Pamela; their son Karl; daughters Elizabeth '81, Catherine, Ainslie, and Valerie; and his brother Guido '38; we mourn the loss of our gallant friend. In the words of the 1939 Award we presented to Landis in 1965: "His artistry, workmanship, and classic sense of life provide a design for us all."

The Class of 1939

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