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Calvin Straub (1920-1998)

Born in Macon, Georgia Cal Straub is best known as a Case Study House architect for the Saul Bass Residence during his partnership with Buff, Straub, and Hensman. Straub was enchanted by wood, and worked extensively in post-and-beam style. He attributed much of his inspiration to the work of Greene and Greene and the Arts and Crafts movement.

Straub also has a legacy as an educator: from 1946-1961 he was a professor of Architecture at USC. Thereafter, he relocated to Phoenix, Arizona where he taught at Arizona State University (ASU). He also built several single-family residences in the Phoenix area.

Selected Works:


Andeen Residence, (1964) Paradise Valley, Arizona

Post and beam design using the materials from the site.

 

 

The SAH/SCC Connection:

"Modern Patrons: Straub in San Marino" event by the SAH/SCC 2004

"Out of the Shadow" tour to Phoenix by the SAH/SCC, 2007

 

Additional Resources :

Buy Now at Powell's and a portion of the sales price goes to SAH/SCC. Click link below:

"Buff & Hensman" by Don Hensman, Balcony Press, 2004

 
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