• Raging wars in Europe and the Pacific creates a focus on domestic healthcare. Henry Adams is instrumental in completing a number of hospitals, including the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1944 and Union Memorial Hospital in 1945.

  • The end of World War II spurs a building boom that lasts several decades. Construction benefits from alternative building materials developed when metals were in short supply. New technologies improve energy efficient and reliable building systems. Henry Adams completes projects including Eastern High School in 1944, Friendship Airport in 1947, and the Loyola College Chemistry Building and Hochschild-Kohn at Belvedere Square in 1949.

  • Blueprints begin to be supplanted by new technologies. True blueprints, white lines on a blue background, were developed in the 18th century. The diazo printing process creates blue lines on a white background. It’s low cost and ease of use for “mark-ups” make it the print of choice for the next fifty years. More recently, digitally plotted formats using toner again change the industry. Still, the term “blueprint” is used even today.