Eduard Sekler, Austrian architect and architectual historian, Died at 96

Eduard Franz Sekler died on May 1, 2017.

He was an architectural historian and Osgood Hooker Professor of Visual Art Emeritus and professor of architecture emeritus at Harvard University.

Sekler was a native of Vienna, Eduard Sekler earned his professional degree with distinction in architecture from its Vienna University of Technology, prior to studying under Rudolf Wittkower at the School of Planning and Regional Research in London, and receiving his PhD in the history of art at London University’s Warburg Institute.

He came to Harvard in 1960, at the invitation of Josep Lluis Sert, later co-founding (along with Albert Szabo) the university’s Visual and Environmental Studies department in 1968

Eduard died in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Eduard Sekler passed away at 96 years old.