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Ben Schlanger


Ben Schlanger, American architect. Recipient Municipal Art Society award, 1963, Ford Foundation grants, 1960-1964, Albert S. Bard Architectural award, 1964.


Schlanger, Ben was born on November 20, 1904 in New York City. Son of Louis and Esther (Komito) Schlanger.


Student Columbia, 1923-1925. Graduate National Institute Architectural Education, 1932. Married; 1 daughter, Dorothy (Mistress Warren Isman).


Practicing, consulting architect for theatre buildings, New York City, 1931-1971. Works include United Nations Assembly buildings, Lincoln Center buildings, Metropolitan Opera House, New York State Theatre, Philharmonic Hall, New Madison Square Garden, World Fair (all New York City), Colonial Williamsburg (Virginia), Tacna Theatre, Lima, Peru, Olympic Theatre, Bogota, Colombia, Los Angeles Civic Cultural Center, Place Des Arts Cultural Center, Montreal, Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, University of Illinois Basketball Arena, John F. Kennedy Cultural Center, Washington, Ruben Dario National Theatre, Managua, Nicaragua, National Arts Center, Ottawa, Manitoba Theatre Center, Winnipeg, Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Also lecturer Columbia, Yale, Pratt Institute.


  • Contributor articles to professional journals Pioneer Telecommunications Carriers Association Synchro-Screen for motion pictures.


Member Building Code Revision Committee theatre buildings, New York City, 1951. Member Executive Board United States Institute Theatre Technology. Fellow Society Motion Picture and television Engineers.

Member American National Theatre and Academy, United States Institute Theatre Technology (past vice president, Annual Achievement award 1968), American International Assurance (Chairman of Commission auditorium and theatre architecture, chairman awards committee New York chapter).


Married second, Marion Friedberg, April.

Louis Schlanger

Esther (Komito) Schlanger

Marion Friedberg