Graham Gund

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Graham Gund, Class of 1963 is an American architect, and the president of Gund Partnership, a leading American "situationist" architecture firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and founded by Mr. Gund in 1971.

Kenyon Undergraduate Years

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, and one of the six children of George Gund, a Kenyon Trustee, and Jessica Roesler Gund, Graham Gund entered Kenyon College in the Fall of 1959.

Later Career

After graduating from Kenyon, Gund attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a Master in Architecture degree, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (located in George Gund Hall), where he earned a MAster in Architecture in Urban Design.

In 1971, he founded and became the president of the architectural firm called the Gund Partnership in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Notable buildings designed by the firm include the headquarters for the National Association of Realtors in Washington, D.C., the conservatory for the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Lansburg Theater for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, The Fannie Cox Math and Science Center for Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, PA, the synagogue building for Young Israel of Brookline, Massachusetts, the award-winning Kenyon Athletic Center, and buildings on many American college campuses, including those of Harvard University and Kenyon College. Gund also designed the Boston Ballet Headquarters on Clarendon Street in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm is also known for historic redevelopment projects including Bulfinch Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Massachusetts.

He has served as a trustee of the National Building Museum, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Foundation for Architecture, and the Boston Society of Architechts.

In 2006, ARTnews Magazine named him among the top 200 art collectors.

He is married to Ann Gund, nee Landreth.

The Ann and Graham Gund directorship and the Gund Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, are named for him and his wife.

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