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.