b. 1930 in Chicago, IL
Stanley Tigerman is an American architect, theorist and designer. He studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Chicago Institute of Design, and Yale University. Early on he worked with a variety of Chicago architectural firms—including those of George Fred Keck, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and Harry M. Weese—before starting his own practice in 1964. In the 1970s he was part of the Chicago Seven, a group of young architects that helped change the prevailing “Miesian” vocabulary in Chicago. Tigerman was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1973.
Tigerman is the former Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1994 he co-founded Archeworks, an influential alternative postgraduate design school in Chicago that specializes in using architecture and design to address social needs. One of his recent projects is The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois.
I pledge allegiance to the lozenge and to the implications for which it stands, 1964
Acrylic on canvas board