Mine was born September 3, 1894 in Nagahama-machi, Japan. He studied at Waseda University in Tokyo, where he received his B. Arch. in 1918. Mine emigrated to Seattle in February 1919, after which he continued his studies at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, receiving his M.A. in Architecture in 1922. Mine's work experience included positions at the Buick Motor Co., Flint, MI (1922-1941); Holabird, Root & Burgee, Chicago (1945-1950); Schmidt, Garden & Erikson, Chicago (1950-52); and Kraft Foods, Chicago (1952-1958).
War or Military Memorial, 1920-1921. 1989.96.13. Dept. of Architecture and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago.
Notable awards received by Mine include an honorable mention in the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition, 1922. Some of Mine's more significant commissions include the Charles Gilman Smith Hospital at the University of Chicago; General Motors Institute, Flint, MI (1927); St Joseph’s Hospital, Reading, PA; and Victory Memorial Hospital, Waukegan, IL. Mine died in Boulder, Colorado, in 1981.
Chicago Tribune Tower Competition Entry: Michigan Avenue Elevation, 1922. Dept. of Architecture and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago.
19 hours 54 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Splash previews Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a retrospective on the Bauhaus designer who also made his mark in Chicago—opening at the Art Institute October 2.
22 hours 17 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
Explore the evolution of the modern chair in the 20th century with iconic examples from makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and Harry Bertoia, among others.
THE MODERN CHAIR—http://bit.ly/2dD4Xy0
1 day 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.