Illinois Institute of Technology

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Illinois Institute of Technology,

in Chicago; coeducational; founded 1940 by a merger of Armour Institute of Technology (founded 1892) and Lewis Institute (1896). The school's present campus was planned by Ludwig Mies van der RoheMies van der Rohe, Ludwig
, 1886–1969, German-American architect. A pioneer of modern architecture and one of its most influential figures, he is famous for his minimalist architectural dictum "less is more." In Germany, he was an assistant to Peter Behrens.
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, who also served as head of the department of architecture (1938–58). Other divisions include liberal arts, design, engineering and science, law, and business. Among its many research centers are the IIT Research Institute, the Institute of Gas Technology, and the Design Processes Laboratory. A technical facility of the Association of American Railroads is also there.
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By the time the third expedition was announced, Poulter was Scientific Director at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago and he determined to build a vehicle capable of navigating Antarctica.
Emigre architects, particularly the ones associated with the Bauhaus, made a major contribution to American architecture: Walter Gropius went to Harvard, Josef Albers lectured at Yale, and Mies van den Rohe joined the Armour Institute of Technology (later the Illinois Institute of Technology) in Chicago (5).
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