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Press Release for Wheaton Competition for Fine Arts Center. Page 1 of 2. Marie Higley, Publicity Counsel for Wheaton College. Ink, paper. 21.5 x 27.5 cm. February 1938.Press Release for Wheaton Competition for Fine Arts Center. Page 2 of 2. Marie Higley, Publicity Counsel for Wheaton College. Ink, paper. 21.5 x 27.5 cm. February 1938.
Above, one can see the Wheaton College press release for the 1938 competition, which answered many of the questions asked by competing architects. Much like the Architectural Forum Program also featured in this section of the exhibition, it includes details and requirements for submissions as well as background on the philosophy behind the competition.


-Jen Valentino, Class of 2009

Wheaton College Competition Program from Architectural Forum Magazine. Unidentified Author. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. February 1938. Page 1 of 4.Wheaton College Competition Program from Architectural Forum Magazine. Unidentified Author. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. February 1938. Page 2 of 4.

Wheaton College Competition Program from Architectural Forum Magazine. Unidentified Author. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. February 1938. Page 3 of 4.Wheaton College Competition Program from Architectural Forum Magazine. Unidentified Author. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. February 1938. Page 4 of 4.

As co-sponsor of the 1938 Competition with Wheaton and The Museum of Modern Art, Architectural Forum chose to feature the contest in its February and August issues of that year. This issue describes the building program and details of the competition, including restrictions, requirements and information regarding the submission of designs, as well as a description of the motives behind the competition itself.

-Jen Valentino, Class of 2009

Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 143.Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 144.Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 145.

Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 146.Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 147.Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 148.

Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 149.Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 150.Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 151.

Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 152.Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 153.Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 154.

Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 156..Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 157.Wheaton Competition: Report of the Jury. Unidentified Author, Architectural Forum Magazine. Ink, paper. 22.5 x 30.5 cm. August 1938. Page 158.

Architectural Forum published the Report of the Jury of the 1938 Competition in August of that year. The report depicts several architects who submitted designs, lists those who placed in the competition, and illustrated many of their submissions, which reflect the array of design techniques submitted. While not mentioned as a requirement of the competition, almost all of the submissions were in the Modern style. It is noteworthy, and a feature of the International Style, that most of the elevations were remarkably similar, while the footprints and floor plans differed dramatically.

-Jen Valentino, Class of 2009

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