An Architect’s Vision for Philadelphia

The influence of architect Paul Philippe Cret endures more than 100 years after he arrived in Philadelphia to teach at Penn.

Considered one of the preeminent architects of the first half of the 20th century, Cret designed many iconic structures across the nation, including the memorial arch at Valley Forge, the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, and the Federal Reserve Board building in Washington, D.C.

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Video by Rebecca Elias Abboud, Office of University Communications