Adolf Meyer (architect)

Fagus factory, Alfeld
Elektrizitätswerk, Frankfurt Gutleutstraße

Adolf Meyer (17 June, 1881, Mechernich [de] – 14 July, 1929, the Island of Baltrum [de]) was a German architect. A student and employee of Peter Behrens, Meyer became the office boss of the firm of Walter Gropius around 1915 and a full partner afterwards. In 1919 Gropius appointed Meyer as a master at the Bauhaus, where he taught work drawing and construction technique. Meyer is also credited as co-designer of the Gropius entry for the 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower competition.

From 1926 he practiced as an architect in the New Frankfurt-project.


  • Susan R. Henderson. "Building Culture: Ernst May and the New Frankfurt Initiative, 1926–1931." Peter Lang, 2013.

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