Thomas Andrews

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About Thomas Andrews

Served as the managing director and head of the drafting department at Harland and Wolff but was more importantly known as the shipbuilder of the famed RMS Titanic.

Early life

After leaving the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, he began his time at Harland and Wolff as an apprentice.

Trivia

He was aboard and passed away in the Titanic’s tragic sinking.

Family of Thomas Andrews

He was married to Helen Reilly Barbour from 1908 until the sinking of the ship.

Close associates of Thomas Andrews

He was portrayed by Victor Garber in the James Cameron directed reenactment film of the Titanic’s doomed voyage.

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Gyo Obata

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About Gyo Obata

Designer of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., the McDonnell Planetarium at the Saint Louis Science Center, and the Independence Temple of the Community of Christ church. Co-founded international architectural firm HOK.

Early life

He was almost interned with his family during World War II for being Japanese, but he was able to beat the oppression by enrolling in the architectural program at Washington University in St. Louis, which was the only United States university accepting Japanese nationals at that time. He then studied architecture and urban design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

Trivia

His work included the Houston Galleria in Texas and the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

Family of Gyo Obata

His father was Japanese painter Chiura Obata. He was raised in San Francisco.

Close associates of Gyo Obata

He studied under Eero Saarinen while at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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