Designed Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, Hartford's Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Building, Buffalo's Temple Beth Zion, the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Pittsburgh's U.S. Steel Tower, and Toledo's One SeaGate.
He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1929, where he was initiated into the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. His Master's was obtained from the architecture school at Columbia University in 1931.
He was partners with the famed Wallace Harrison from 1941 until 1976, winning the Rome Prize in 1961, and was best known for his work with their firm, Harrison & Abramovitz.
He was born to Romanian Jewish immigrants. He married twice and had two children.
He aspired to carry on the innovative legacies of such legendary architects as Frank Lloyd Wright.