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The four crucial people in the construction of the Studies Building were Theodore Dreier, math teacher and treasurer, who was the primary fundraiser and worked closely with Kocher on the design of the building; Richard Gothe, who organized the work teams (water cup); A. Lawrence Kocher, architect who joined the faculty to oversee the construction and teach classes; and Charles Godfrey, a local contractor who, working with a few local people and with students and faculty, directed not only the construction of the Studies Building but also renovations and small buildings. 

Photographs courtesy North Carolina State Archives, Black Mountain College Papers.


The Black Mountain College Project gratefully acknowledges a grant from the Graham Foundation
for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for a study of architecture at Black Mountain College.