#9 John M. Cava

“The quality of thoughtfulness given to the designs, accompanied by consistent skills in construction and – most importantly – the liveability of the completed projects. These buildings are an inspiration to the world on techniques and approaches that manifest excellent housing.”

John. M. Cava (1953) is a practicing architect and writer in Portland, Oregon. John studied with Louis Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania and Kenneth Frampton at Columbia University with whom he collaborated on the book “Studies in Tectonic Culture”. He currently teaches history and theory of modern architecture while publishing work on modern and contemporary design in the Pacific Northwest.

Quote from his article ‘Precedents and Prototypes Experiencing Today’s Nordic Housing’ in our publication A New Golden Age Nordic Housing.

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