Harvard and Copán


In 1937 Currie entered the graduate program at Harvard, where he studied architecture with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. He graduated in 1938. 


Currie then worked with Gropius and Breuer for close to three years until he received Harvard’s Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship and joined the Carnegie Institute’s expedition to restore the Mayan ruins at Copán in Honduras. There were no roads to the ruins, so Leonard and Virginia traveled many hours on horseback with their two small children to reach them.