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University of Mary Buildings

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1967–1968, Marcel Breuer with Hamilton P. Smith and Tician Papachristou
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)
  • Campus building group (Welder Library), University of Mary (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The third phase of Breuer’s work consisted of a four-building complex of classrooms and residence hall for the University of Mary campus. Monastic cells of a Benedictine center clearly serve as precedent for the residence hall. Among the most prominent expressions of the late modernist design ethic are the V-shaped, cast-concrete canopy supports for outdoor walkways that link the quasi-monastic dormitory cells.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "University of Mary Buildings", [Bismarck, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 199-199.

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