Gladwyne Architect Celebrates Groundbreaking Design in American History in His New TV Series

Christine Tarlecki
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Image via Groundbreakers television series.
Renowned Gladwyne architect Charles E. Dagit Jr. celebrates grand design in his new series The Groundbreakers, based on his 2015 book.

Renowned Gladwyne architect Charles E. Dagit Jr. celebrates grand design in the new series based on his 2015 book, The Groundbreakers: Architects in American History – Their Places and Times, writes Marilyn Odesser-Torpey for Main Line Today.

The eight-part Groundbreakers TV series is currently airing on MLTV-Main Line Network on Sundays.

Through interviews and historical photographs, Dagit presents architects who were the pioneers of style of their time. The profiled trailblazers include Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Furness, and Robert Venturi.

Dagit’s wife, Alice, produced the show and is the one interviewing the architect throughout the episodes.

“I wrote the book because I realized that few people know much about American architecture, its richness and its influence on our lives,” said Dagit. “Architecture is all around us, but we’re little aware of it. We take it for granted.”

Dagit retired from the renowned Dagit-Saylor Architects and is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has earned more than 60 design awards on local, regional, and national levels.

He also wrote Louis I Kahn, Architect – Remembering the Man and Those Who Surrounded Him.

Read more about Charles E. Dagit Jr. at Main Line Today by clicking here.

The eight-part Groundbreakers TV series is currently airing on MLTV-Main Line Network on Sundays.
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