Max Abramovitz (Architect) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Max Abramovitz

Max Abramovitz was an American architect. He was best known for his work with the New York City firm Harrison & Abramovitz.

Born: May 23, 1908, Chicago, Illinois
Died: September 12, 2004, Pound Ridge, New York
Nationality: American
Alma mater: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture, École des Beaux-Arts
Occupation: Architect
Awards: Resident of the American Academy in Rome (RAAR 1961)

About Max Abramovitz

Designed Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, Hartford’s Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Building, Buffalo’s Temple Beth Zion, the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Pittsburgh’s U.S. Steel Tower, and Toledo’s One SeaGate.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1929, where he was initiated into the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. His Master’s was obtained from the architecture school at Columbia University in 1931.


He was partners with the famed Wallace Harrison from 1941 until 1976, winning the Rome Prize in 1961, and was best known for his work with their firm, Harrison & Abramovitz.

Family Life

He was born to Romanian Jewish immigrants. He married twice and had two children.


He aspired to carry on the innovative legacies of such legendary architects as Frank Lloyd Wright.

Information related to Max Abramovitz

  • Tau Epsilon Phi
  • Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation alumni
  • Architects from New York City
  • Modernist architects

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Latest information about Max Abramovitz updated on September 11, 2020.

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