born in 1883 Berlin, Germany
died in 1969 Boston, USA
. could not draw well, thus, was dependant on collaborators and partner-interpreters throughout his career; even hired an assistant to complete his homeworks during school years.
. studied architecture in Berlin and Munich between 1903 and 1907, however received no degree.
. started to work in the firm of Peter Behrens, one of the first members of the utilitarian school, in 1908.