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Nathaniel A. Owings

Born: Feb 5, 1903

Death: Jun 13, 1984

Birthplace: Indianapolis

Nationality: United States

Nathaniel A. Owings

Date of Birth : Feb 5, 1903
Date of Death : Jun 13, 1984
Birth Place : Indianapolis

Nathaniel Alexander Owings was an American architect, a founding partner of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, which became one of the largest architectural firms in the United States and the world. Owings viewed skyscrapers as his firm's specialty. His reputation rested on his ability to be what he called "the catalyst," the person in his firm who ironed out differences among clients, contractors and planning commissions.

Also known as


  • Nathaniel Alexander Owings

Awards Won


  • AIA Gold Medal
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