Gothic Revival at Lehigh
Gothic Revival at Lehigh University
James Lindsey Burley (d.1942) and Theodore Culyer Visscher (1876-1935) designed several iconic buildings for Lehigh University: Alumni Memorial Building (1925); Packard Laboratory (1929); and the addition to Linderman Library (1929). They were also responsible for the union of Christmas-Saucon Hall (1926), Ullmann wing in Chandler-Ullmann, Richard House, Drinker House, and Grace Hall.
Both Burley and Visscher were Lehigh Alums. Burley was the Class of 1894, while Visscher 1899. Visscher attended both Lehigh and Columbia Universities; Burley, Lehigh and the University of West Virginia. Their New York office was located at 51 East 42nd Street. Visscher was a member of the Architecture League of New York and the Union League Club, while Burley was active as urban planner for several New York counties. During the 1920s-1930s, the firm designed primarily schools and colleges.