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Modernism Goes to School

Hit hard by the Great Depression, architects sought work and prestige through new design competitions. At three American colleges—Wheaton, William and Mary, and Goucher—competitions for new academic buildings brought in entries from the biggest names in modern architecture, including Walter Gropius, Richard Neutra, and Eero and Eliel Saarinen. Curbed National has the story behind these competitions, which kicked off the Modernist movement in the U.S.—even though most of the winning designs were never built. [Curbed National]