More sad news from the world of architecture: Max Bond died yesterday at age 74. Bond was one of the most prominent African-American architects, working for forty years in New York City at his firm Davis Brody Bond Aedas. Educated in the classrooms at Harvard and streets of Paris while on a Fulbright, Bond was responsible for the Studio Museum of Harlem, the expansion of the Harvard Club, and the Bolgatanga Library in Ghana. Most recently he had been the co-designer (along with Michael Arad) of the World Trade Center Memorial Museum.
Thanks to Matt Chaban at the Architect’s Newspaper for the news about Bond.