Moments in Academy History

CHAPTER ONE - Selection of an Architect: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue

Even before the final site was selected, Hale visited architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue (1869-1924) in March of 1918 to discuss the possibility of engaging him as the building’s architect.  Shortly afterward, in April 1918 Hale submitted examples of work by Goodhue and by a second architect to a joint meeting of the NAS Council and the NRC Executive Board.  Goodhue was approved as the architect for the National Academy of Sciences Building.

Pictured right: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, circa 1923. Courtesy of Goodhue Family Archives.

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  A Home for Science in America Origins The Site Selection of an Architect Early Concepts of the Building The NAS Building's Exterior Exterior Stone Carvings and Bronze Work The Grounds The Entry Foyer The Great Hall Exhibits Library & Reading Room The Lecture Room and the Board Room The Wings The Auditorium Restoration Cleaning and Conservation of the Historic Core New Spaces and New Infrastructure
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