Eduardo Faxas

Eduardo Faxas was born in Cuba in 1930 and studied architecture at the University of Havana, but fled the country in 1953 at the age of 23 to escape the Revolution. He continued his studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology and later worked for thirteen years in Atlanta in the office of Richard Aeck (1912-1996). His work has been most influenced by the writings and drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). Through Wright's work, Faxas developed his concept of the unit as the anchor of design. In 1966, he moved to New Canaan to work at the firm of Eliot Noyes (1910-1977). The McDonnell House (1968-69) is his only surviving house in New Canaan. His Tiedemann House (1978) was torn down in 2003, which catalyzed a movement to end teardowns of Modern homes in the area.1 He is now based out of Holmes, New York.

National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2009.