Cornell History: Architect Owings is born
February 05, 1903
Architect Nathaniel Owings ’27 is born. He was a founding partner of Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP, one of the largest architecture firms in the world, and was considered an expert on skyscrapers. Some of his projects include the Air Force Academy Cha- pel (1962), the John Hancock Center (1970) and Sears Tower (1976). On the Cornell campus, his firm designed the Newman Laboratory of Nuclear Studies and Uris Hall.