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Holabird & Roche

Full name: Holabird & Roche
Gender: Male
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

The works of 1928 and 1932 from Holabird & Roche were certainly submitted by the office of American architects William Holabird (11 September 1854-19 July 1923) and Martin Roche (1853-05 June 1927), as Holabird and Roche had already passed away. In 1932, another architect, John Root was also involved in the submissions. He was one of the first American architects who built skyscrapers in Chicago, established the so called Chicago School of skyscrapers. The firm of Holabird & Roche had been founded in 1880 as Holabird & Simonds. Roche joined them in 1881 and they became Holabird, Simonds & Roche until 1883, when Simonds left the firm. After the founders’ deaths, the firm became known as Holabird & Root. This is the name by which it is still known in Chicago, and it remains one of the better known architectural firms in the American midwest.

Their entry in the 1932 architecture competition, was for a Plan of Field House at the University of Chicago, which was realized in neo-gothic style in 1932 under the name Henry Crown Field House. It was used as an indoor facility for sports practice and included a dirt infield for football and baseball training. The building also contained a track around the infield and a raised wood floor for basketball exercises. The building was renovated and the interior converted in 1976.

Results

Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Plan d'un Stade de l'Université à Illinois
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Stade pour South Park Commisoners Chicago

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Plan d'un Stade de l'Université à Illinois
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Stade pour South Park Commisoners Chicago

Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1932 Summer Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC
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