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Bender, Richard Collection
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The Richard Bender Collection spans the years 1950-2013, and includes files created by Bender and associated research organizations. The collection documents his career including his education, research interests, architectural practice, and consulting endeavors. He is known for his work in directing master plans throughout the University of California system, many of which are well documented in this collection.
Richard Bender (1930- ) was born in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the City University of New York with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1951. Bender pursued graduate work in Building Construction Engineering at MIT and in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he completed his degree in 1956. His studies at Harvard were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army and by work with the North Atlantic Construction Company at the Greenland Air Bases. Following graduation, he married artist and writer Sue Rosenfeld. They lived in Europe for two years before returning to New York, and eventually relocated to California in 1969.
11 Linear Feet: 5 cartons, 3 flat document boxes, 1 flat file drawer
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Collection is open for research. Many of the Environmental Design Archives collections are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.