American architect. Architectural drawings, study models, photographs, brochures, and miscellaneous papers, the bulk of which
relate to the Franklin Square building, Washington, D.C., a project by John Burgee Associates with Philip Johnson. The collection
also includes models and brochures for other projects by the firm, and papers relating to the Peter Lewis guesthouse, a project
by the office of Philip Johnson.
Born in 1906, Philip Johnson was one of the most prominent and outspoken architects of the post-World War II era. During his
long career from the 1930s until his death in 2005, Johnson has been a major participant in the architectural debate of his
time and has contributed to all major architectural movements during those years.