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Architect Gene Kaufman Takes Majority Stake, Ownership of Charles Gwathmey’s Former Firm

Back in the summer of 2009, legendary architect Charles Gwathmey seemed to pass away in perhaps the best way possible (well, in so far as dying can go). You’ll recall that he passed less than a year after christening his addition to Yale‘s Art and Architecture building, wherein he was given the chance to build upon the work of a legend before him, Paul Rudolph. In the two years since his death, and after his archives were sent to Yale, the question has been what might happen to his longstanding firm, the aptly named Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, given that it was co-founded with partnerRobert Siegel. Now there’s an answer by way of adding another name to that title. The NY Times reports that high-profile architect in his own right, Gene Kaufman, has taken over a majority stake in the firm and it’s soon set to be renamed Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates. [read more on Media Bistro – UnBeige.com].