Louis Sullivan

Architect

Experience:

  • Worked for William Le Baron Jenney, Chicago 1873
  • Partnered with Dankman ALder from 1881-1895

Education:

  • Trained at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, 1874
  • Apprentice to Frank Furres, Philadelphia
  • Apprentice to William Le Baron Jenney, Chicago
  • Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1873
  • Graduated from English High Schoool, Boston

Accomplishments:

  • Designed many famous buildings
  • Designed Bayard Building, Manhattan 1897
  • Designed Wainwright Building, Saint Louis 1890
  • Designed Walker Warehouse, Chicago 1889,
  • Designed Trescher Building, Chicago 1884
  • Designed Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Building
  • Designed Gage Building, 1902
  • Designed seven banks
  • Wrote, "The Autobiography of an Idea." 1924
  • Thought of as, "Father of Skyscrapers."

References:

  • Trained apprentice, Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Partnered with Dankman Alder
  • Apprentice of Frank Furess
  • Apprentice of William Le Baron Jenney