About The Authors

John R. Myer was born in Boston, Massachusetts. After serving in the Air Force, he entered Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in architecture. From 1952 to 1954 John and his wife Margaret, studied and worked in Italy.
    Upon returning to the United States, John combined the starting of his own firm with the teaching of architecture at MIT. His firm eventually became Arrowstreet Inc., and in time he became department head of architecture at MIT. Notable among his many buildings are the Boston Architectural Center and the Library at Marlboro College; John was co-head, with Kevin Lynch of the design team for Boston's Government Center and the Boston waterfront. More recently, he designed the Massachusetts State Archives.

Margaret H. Myer was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and graduated from Wellesley College in 1950. She received her master's degree in social work and worked in child psychiatry at Tufts New England Medical Center, where she was Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. She became a lecturer on psychology at Harvard Medical School while working at Cambridge Hospital and developing a private practice. The Myers retired to New Hampshire in 1996, built a house and barn, and began collaborating on this book.

Praise for People & Places
"This beautiful and provocative book helped me to see people and places in a new light. The mark of the Myers' creativity is that they make you view your ordinary surroundings in a new and extraordinary way."
– Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Dean Emeritus, Kennedy School, Harvard University

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