All photography by George Cassidy Payne
According to ArchDaily, Louis Kahn (February 20th 1901 – March 17th 1974) was one of the United States’ greatest 20th century architects, known for combining Modernism with the weight and dignity of ancient monuments. Though he did not arrive at his distinctive style until his early 50s, and despite his death at the age of just 73, in a span of just two decades Kahn came to be considered by many as part of the pantheon of modernist architects which included Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. (http://www.archdaily.com/tag/louis-kahn)
Designed by Louis Kahn, First Unitarian Church is regularly visited and studied by architects, students, and tourists from around the world. In 2014, the church was added to the list of U.S. National Register of Historic Places. (http://rochesterunitarian.org/landmark-site/)
The extensive garden areas that surround the First Unitarian Church were developed over the past thirty years largely through the efforts of the late Madlyn Evans.
“Architecture is the thoughtful making of spaces. It is the creating of spaces that evoke a feeling of appropriate use.” – Louis Kahn
The Louis Kahn building has been described as one of “the most significant works of religious architecture of the [20th] century” and as “the only building of international significance” in Monroe County. (http://rochesterunitarian.org/landmark-site/)