Charles Zeller Klauder (1872 - 1938) was an American architect best known for his work on university buildings and campus designs, especially his Cathedral of Learning, the first educational skyscraper.
Klauder studied architecture at the School of Industrial Art at the Pennsylvania Museum. At age fifteen, he entered the office of T. P. Chandler. Beginning in 1893 he worked for prominent Philadelphia architectural firms, including Wilson Brothers, Cope & Stewardson, Day & Brother, and Horace Trumbauer. In 1900, Klauder became chief draughtsman at Day & Brother, this led to their partnership, as Day & Klauder, which endured until Frank Miles Day's death in 1918.
Klauder's commissions include extensive work on these campuses: the University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Cornell University. At Penn he designed Franklin Field, Hutchinson Gymnasium, the Coxe and Sharpe Wings of the University Museum, alterations to Weightman Hall and the Palestra. Several of his landmark Neo-Gothic buildings at Pitt are the Cathedral of Learning, Heinz Memorial Chapel and the Stephen Foster Memorial. The Cathedral of Learning, upon its completion, was the tallest educational building in the world, and today it ranks behind only a tower at Moscow University. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Among the honors Klauder received: Gold Medal, A.I.A., 1921; Gold Medal, Architectural League, N.Y. 1921; Grand Prix Pan American Congress of Architects, 1927; Architectural Medal, Olympic Games, 1928. Klauder was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
At Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA:
At the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA:
At Cornell University:
At Princeton University, fifteen buildings including:
At St. Paul's School:
At The Pennsylvania State University:
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