Ben Schlanger

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Born
New York, NY
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma mater
  • Columbia University
  • National Institute for Architectural Education
OccupationTheater architect
AwardsAlbert S. Bard architectural award

Ben Schlanger was a theater architect.[1] Some of the theaters he designed include: the Jewel Theater at 711 Kings Highway, Brooklyn,[2] City Cinemas I-II,[3] Patriot Theatres in Williamsburg,[4] Grade Arts Center, the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater,[5] at Symphony Space[6] and the Waldo Theatre.[7] He received a Certificate of Merit[8] from the Municipal Art Society with co-designer Abraham W. Geller for Cinema I-II.[9] He also played a key design role in: the United Nations General Assembly Building[10] and the Metropolitan Opera House[11] in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts[12] as well as the Place des Arts,[13] the Sydney Opera House[14] and the John F. Kennedy Center[15]. He chaired the Committee on Auditorium and Theater Architecture of the American Institute of Architects[16] and was a trustee of the National Institute of Architectural Education.[17] In addition, he was a contributor to The Architectural Forum and The Architectural Record[1] and in 1964 was the recipient of the Albert S. Bard architectural award.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn (2018-08-01). The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-068938-4.
  2. "Theatre Talks - Jewel Theatre, 711 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY". Theatre Talks. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  3. Paul, William (2016-05-24). When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-54137-4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Researcher illuminates the man who shaped going to the movies". Letters and Science. 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  5. Popiksays, Barry (2015-03-03). "A celebration of New York City and the Leonard Nimoy Thalia". The Bowery Boys: New York City History. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  6. Dunlap, David W. (1999-07-18). "Filling the Space Atop Symphony Space". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  7. Paul, William (2016-05-24). When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-54137-4.
  8. "Movie Theaters Designed by Benjamin Schlanger - Cinema Treasures". cinematreasures.org. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  9. "CIVIC CLUB HONORS PRIVATE BUILDING; Pepsi‐Cola Structure Cited —City's Architecture Hit". The New York Times. 1964-03-17. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  10. Govil, Nitin (2015-03-27). Orienting Hollywood: A Century of Film Culture between Los Angeles and Bombay. NYU Press. ISBN 978-0-8147-6063-5.
  11. "SLSO". www.slso.org. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  12. Paul, William (2016-05-24). When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-54137-4.
  13. "50 ans de la Place des Arts" (PDF). Extranet.puq.ca.
  14. "A Tilted Tale: How the Sydney Opera House got its seats". Double Dialogues. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  15. Jackson, Kenneth T.; Keller, Lisa; Flood, Nancy (2010-12-01). The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-18257-6.
  16. "Ben Schlanger, Theater Architect, Is Dead at 66". The New York Times. 1971-05-05. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  17. Education, National Institute for Architectural (1965). NIAE Yearbook. The Institute.

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