Polshek, James Stewart

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Polshek, James Stewart (1930– ). American architect. He trained under L. Kahn, and established his own practice in 1962. His works include the Teijin Research Institutes, Tokyo (1963–4), and Osaka (1964–71); Rosemary Hill Dormitory and Academic Buildings, Wallingford CT (1971); offices at 500 Park Avenue, NYC (1980); the Seamen's Church Institute, NYC (1991–2); Centre for the Arts Theater, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA (1993); the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Akron, OH (1992–5); and the Meshantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, CT (1992–7). His interest in the importance of context was exemplified in his Context and Responsibility (1998—with others).

Bibliography

Diamonstein (ed.) (1980, 1985);
Kalman (1994);
Polshek et al. (1998)