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Arthur T. Brown, FAIA - Architect, Artist, Inventor By Arthur T. Brown

Compiled by Kathryn M. Wayne

Edited by  Harryette Silverman Nevins


Arthur T. Brown’s pioneering architectural and environmentally- responsive work shaped the 20th century identity of Tucson. Between his arrival to the Old Pueblo in 1936 and death in 1993, his progressive designs shaped the residential, civic and commercial character of the city. With expressive designs with tailored proportions that responded to the climate of the Sonoran Desert, his buildings garnered national attention appearing in journals, newspapers and magazines.


Born and raised in Tarkio, Missouri, Brown studied at the Ohio State University, graduating in 1927. He worked on the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1932 and 1933. Both a fine art painter and trained architect, Brown arrived in Tucson in 1936 and opened his own architectural firm by 1941. He is recognized as a “pioneer” in the development of passive solar heating and passive cooling.


11" x 8.5"  80 page softbound book

Published by College of Architecture Library, University of Arizona, 1985



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