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Martin Wagner

architect

Martin Wagner, German architect. Served as private, Germany Army, during World War I. Received Iron Cross, 1918.; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.; Member Prussian Academy of Arts, 1931.

Background

Wagner, Martin was born on November 5, 1885 in Koenigsberg, Prussia, Germany. Son of Carl and Johanna (Hardt) Wagner.

Education

Diploma as engineer, Technische Hochschule, Dresden, Germany, 1910. Doctor Engineering Technische Hochschule, Berlin, 1915.

Career

Began as town planner of the City of Berlin-Weissensee, 1910. With City of Hamburg, 1910-1912. Chairman building department, City of Wilhelmshaven, 1911-1914.

Chief of planning bureau, City of Berlin, 1914-1918, chairman building department, 1926-1933. Organizer German Building Guilds, 1920-1926. Professor housing, regional planning, Harvard, 1938-1950, professor emeritus since 1950.

Works

  • Author: Städtische Freiflächenpolitik, 1916. Amerikanische Bauwirtschaft, 1925. Städtebauliche Probleme in Amerikanischen Städten, 1929.

    Das Wachsende Haus, 1932. Wirtschaftlicher Städtebau, 1951. Also author articles.

Membership

Served as private, Germany Army, during World War I. Received Iron Cross, 1918. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Prussian Academy of Arts, 1931.

Connections

Married Gertrud Sandow, April 29, 1911. Children: Irmgard Wagner Schüle, Bernhard, Sabine.

father:
Carl Wagner

mother:
Johanna (Hardt) Wagner

spouse:
Gertrud Sandow

children:
Irmgard Wagner Schüle Wagner

Bernhard Wagner

Sabine Wagner