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In 1937 Gropius was named senior professor of architecture at Harvard University, and in 1938 the chair of the department where he trained a generation of architects. In 1941 the federal government commissioned him to design a 250-unit defense-housing project, Aluminum City, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Gropius and Breuer provided the units at a cost of $3,280 each. Many critics believe Gropius's most significant American building was the Harvard Graduate Center (1950) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Designed by the Architects' Collaborative — a firm in which Gropius was one of eight partners, some of whom were his former students — the Graduate Center was a testimony to modern architecture. In July 1952 Gropius retired from his position at Harvard.

Sources:

Dorothy Adlow, "Walter Gropius: An Architect Who Has Blazed a Way," Christian Science Monitor, 21 January 1952, p. 9;

"Retrospect in Boston," Time, 59 (21 January 1952): 58.

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