Howe, George(1886–1955) architect; born in Worcester, Mass. He graduated from Harvard and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. At first designing fashionable arts and crafts-inspired houses with Mellor and Meigs, Philadelphia, in 1928 he reevaluated his work and in partnership with William Lescaze (1929–34) introduced the International Style to America in such buildings as the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building (1929–32), Philadelphia. Howe further promoted modernism by sponsoring the journals T-Square and Shelter.
American architect; trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris but abandoned the style in favor of modernism. With William Lescaze, he designed the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society office building, the paradigm of an International Modernist skyscraper. He later joined Louis Kahn, and in 1950 he became chair of the Department of Architecture at Yale University.