Victor Lundy: Educating an Architect + Preserving Modern Architecture

Architects Foundation
Exhibition Dates: 
Dec. 06, 2018 to Feb. 28, 2019

Victor Alfred Lundy was educated in both the Beaux-Arts and Bauhaus schools of architecture - separated by his service in WWII - before he started his firm in Sarasota, Florida. He later moved to New York City. He also practiced in both Houston and Dallas, Texas while teaching.

Lundy has been characterized as Modern Architecture’s Inspired Outsider and a Sculptor of Space. Noted projects include: the "drive-in" church of Venice, Florida; Warm Mineral Springs Inn of Northport, Florida; St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sarasota; Westport Unitarian Church in Westport, Connecticut; I. Miller Showroom, New York, New York (pictured on cover); Church of the Resurrection in East Harlem, New York; US Tax Court Building in Washington, DC and the US Embassy in Sri Lanka.

This immersive gallery showcases drawings, images and works from Lundy’s Beaux-Arts and Bauhaus education, his service during WWII and featured works from his career, including the US Tax Court Building and Embassy in Sri Lanka. This will be the last showing of his personal works before being catalogued at the Library of Congress. The exhibit is sponsored by The American Institute of Architects, Beyer Blinder Belle and the Architects Foundation, and coincides with the publication of Lundy’s biography Victor Lundy: Artist Architect by Donna Kacmar, FAIA.

The exhibit is on view at the Octagon through February 2018. Visit the Octagon every Thursday-Saturday, 1-4 pm. No special appointments or tour times necessary. Private guided tours are available by appointment for groups of 5 or more by contacting or (202) 626 7439.

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Posted by Vincent.Mandes on January 4, 2019 - 12:00pm