Imre Halasz Collection
Imre Halasz (1925–2003) was an internationally noted architect, urban planner, and teacher. Born and educated in Budapest, he came to the United States in 1957, joining the faculty of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT where he taught for over forty years. In addition to a distinguished career as an educator, Halasz was a partner, with his brother Anthony, in a successful architectural firm based in Boston. Imre and Anthony Halasz, Inc. worked on private, institutional, and governmental projects domestically and internationally from 1957 to 1991.
The collection consists of Imre Halasz's personal and professional archive of papers, notes, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and journals. The collection also contains nearly 6,000 drawings, ranging from preliminary sketches through construction drawings, representing many of his projects including the Abt Associates Offices (Cambridge, MA, 1964), Don Bosco High School and Master Plan (Boston, MA, 1968–1989), Saint John of Damascus Church (Dedham, MA, 1985), and urban revitalization and reconstruction in Santiago, Chile (1978) and Alessandria, Italy (1998). The processing and digitization of the collection was generously funded by the Imre Halasz Trust, established in 2007 to offer financial support for working architects to advance their professional interests through scholarly research and related projects.
Title: Imre Halasz Collection
Creators: Imre Halasz, Imre & Anthony Halasz, Inc.
Dates: 1957–2003, bulk 1967–1994
Extent: linear feet, oversize drawers, etc.
Languages: English, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, German
Repository: MIT Museum
Reference code: 2009.028
Access: Online and by appointment
Copyright: Imre Halasz Trust
Credit: Imre Halasz Collection, MIT Museum