Ira is someone that has consistently made headlines here in Providence RI. A local Legend, Ira has held strong to his modernist ideals and purist tendencies throughout several decades of architectural work. Ira, a true modernist, fought the somewhat irrational obsession with New England’s colonial past and has tried to educate and inspire people to embrace modernism and all its components. He has gracefully shown us how one can integrate modern architecture into a well defined and historically relevant urban fabric. Ira has held strong to the belief that Modernism represents contemporary life and therefore is most relevant.
Ira Rakatansky has just released a book entitled “As Modern As Tomorrow.”