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Architect Samuel Mockbee: A 'Genius' Worked For The Poor

Winner of a MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grant, architect Samuel Mockbee dies at 57.

"Samuel Mockbee, an architect and teacher whose commitment to bringing high-quality building design to the most impoverished residents of rural Alabama inspired other architects, died on Dec. 30 in Jackson, Miss... What he offered through his Rural Studio student workshop in Greensboro, Ala., associated with Auburn University, was small-scale architecture that could help lift people out of poverty by providing affordable housing as well as community buildings."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: Samuel Mockbee, 57, Architect to Alabama Poor

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