Warnecke, John Carl

Warnecke, John Carl

(1919–2010)
The son of architect Carl I. Warnecke, he rose to prominence as a leading urban contextualist, where a building relates to its neighbors and the general locale through its architectural details, historical overtones, and climatic considerations. Warnecke had developed a new master plan for the Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, and was working with President John F. Kennedy on early designs for his presidential library when Kennedy was killed. He was then called upon to design the John F. Kennedy gravesite at Arlington. His firm’s large-scale projects included the AT&T Long Lines Building in Manhattan; the Soviet Embassy and Hart Senate Office Building, both inWashington, DC; and the South Terminal at Logan Airport in Boston, MA. He also designed the Hennepin County Government Center (illus.), Minneapolis, MN (1976), consisting of twin 24-story towers with an enclosed 24-story atrium between them.