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Scherz House

Purpose of this website [Helvetica Neue]

This is an interim website in preparation for an upcoming book about Werner Seligmann Architect, by Syracuse University professor emeritus Bruce M Coleman—a reverential "labor of love."

In identifying potential drawings and photos for the book, Bruce had found mostly sub-standard images, especially since most projects predate the digital era, and some images date back to the mid-50s.

This website presents 44 projects likely to be included in the upcoming book and those images being considered, all of which have been enhanced as much as possible to make them comprehensible to the 21st century architecture enthusiast.

Arrangement of projects [Century Gothic]

The arrangement of these projects has not been determined, yet, for the printed book. At present, projects are arranged alphabetically, irrespective of project date or project type.

When dates are determined for these projects, or a different sequence is developed, we will rearrange these projects accordingly. It is intended that eventually one can peruse all of the projects consecutively, as though previewing the book.

In the meantime, recognize this is a work in progress. Send positive comments, only, to Bruce Coleman. Please keep negative comments to yourself—this is a labor of love...remember?

Bastille Opera House

Competition 1983

Arizona Museum

Competition 1984

Belgian Congo

Competition 1958

Berlin Terror Memorial 1995

Birmingham CC

Competition 1972

Bologna

Competition 1986

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Beth David Synagogue

1963

Bradley House

1955

Center Ithaca

1981

Cortland Historical Society

Binghamton

1967—onward


Cardiff Opera House

Competition 1994

Ft Lauderdale

Competition 1983

Korea Museum

Competition 1996

Ellis Field 1966+

Elm Street Housing

1972

Huntington Camp

1970

Miller House

1964

Maple Ave Housing

1972

Melcher House

1958

            

Marlborough Housing

Competition

Monroeville

Competition

Nordweststadt

Competition 1958

Nussbaum Museum

Competition 1994

Science Building II

1966

Olean Community Center 1981

Olean Fire Station

1980

Temple Brith Sholom

1969

Willard Admin Building 1971

Willard Rehab Center 1972

Sproull House

1967

Wheaton Triangle

Competition 1963

Utica Senior Housing

Competition 1972

Sangsar, Iran

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Higgins House

1954

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Prinz-Albrecht-Palais Competition 1983

Interfaith Chapel

ca. 1963

Olean Senior Housing ca. 1981

Sagan House

1972

Buffalo UD w/ Colin Rowe 1968-1969

Rosefsky House

1967

Menands

1972

Tokyo Forum

1989


Availability of text [AvenirNext]

At present—May 2022—there is little text available, neither as narrative nor as individual project descriptions. An interim text will be posted, in late May, describing "who was Werner Seligmann?"

But, since many projects predate any still-living associates, some project descriptions will need to be cursory and based purely on observation and analysis of the drawings.

Any former associates of Werner Seligmann, who have knowledge or insights into the various projects, are encouraged to communicate with Bruce Coleman. Individual project descriptions are intended to be brief—300 words maximum.