Tagged: Ernst Johnson

Preservation Is…

Architecture has been called the art of building beautifully, a fixation of man’s thinking, and record of his activity… ┬áKeep in mind that last phrase. It is important.

-Ernst Johnson, architect, professor, colleague of Eero Saarinen
The Wenner Gren Building on the campus of the University of Kentucky, designed by Ernst Johnson, was constructed in 1941 to house the university’s aeronautic engineering lab. It was later used to train chimpanzees for NASA. It is slated for demolition next year. Image via the Lexington Herald Leader