Stanley Tigerman



Stanley Tigerman passed away on 3 June in his native city, Chicago. He was a born into a Jewish family that fostered a love for music and supported his desire to become an architect. After graduating at the MIT, Tigerman served in the Navy during the Korean War. When he returned to the United States he worked at different studios, including SOM, before being admitted into the master’s program in architecture at Yale University, directed by Paul Rudolph, with whom Tigerman would end up working. After this training period, Tigerman set up a small studio in Chicago and soon became a member of the group of those who rejected the modern dogmatism of Mies van der Rohe’s disciples. His quest for renovation was reflected in his academic dedication – he directed the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois between 1988 and 1993 – and in his professional practice, where his eclectic approach combined organic and classical forms, with room even for allegories. An eclecticism that appears clearly at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, one of the 390 building that Tigerman built with this wife and partner Margaret McCurry.

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