Tyng, Anne

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Tyng, Anne Gender: F
Anne Griswold Tyng
born on 14 July 1920 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Lushan (Jiangxi), China, 29n33, 115e58
Timezone LMT m115e58 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°45' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°18 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 27°52'

Portrait of Anne Tyng 
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Anne Tyng (with Louis Kahn, 1947)
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American architect and professor best known for having collaborated for 29 years with Louis Kahn at his practice in Philadelphia. She served as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania for 27 years, teaching classes in morphology. She was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Academician of the National Academy of Design. She was the first woman licensed as an architect by the state of Pennsylvania.

Tyng's parents were from old New England families. They were living as Episcopalian missionaries in China when Tyng was born.

Tyng received her bachelor's degree from Radcliffe College in 1942. Later, she studied with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer at the architecture school at Harvard University. In 1944, she was among the first women graduated by Harvard. Tyng was the only woman to enter the architecture licensing exam in 1949. She was awarded her PhD by the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.

Tyng, who began her working collaboration and personal relationship with Kahn in 1945, had a daughter, Alexandra, with him. When Tyng became pregnant in 1953, to mitigate the scandal, she went to Rome, Italy for the birth of their daughter.

Anne Tyng died on 27 December 2011 at age 91 in Greenbrae, California.

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  • lover relationship with Kahn, Louis (born 20 February 1901 Jul.Cal. (5 Mar 1901 greg.))


Source Notes

U.S. Consular Report of Birth in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file, place of birth is given as "Kuling." (Wikipedia gives place of birth as "Lushan, Jiangxi." It seems that Kuling has become Guling [which] has been merged into Lushan City [1].)


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BA, PhD)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc.
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Tyng Toy")