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Social Sciences Building, Von KleinSmid Center and Bogardus Courtyard

Social Sciences Building, Von KleinSmid Center and Bogardus Courtyard

The complex of structures that includes the Von KleinSmid Center for International and Public Affairs, the Social Sciences Building and Waite Phillips Hall of Education was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone, an early U.S. proponent of the International Style. Stone, who also designed the University Park campus’s Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, is perhaps best known for his work on the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In this photo, the Social Sciences Building (left) and Von KleinSmid Center frame Bogardus Courtyard, a sunken plaza named for Emory Stephen Bogardus, founder of USC’s Department of Sociology and School of Social Work, and second dean of the USC Graduate School (serving from 1945 to 1949). (photo by Philip Channing)

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