Mies Van Der Rohe was born in 1886 in Aachen, Germany. His early years and youth were not recorded well, and few records of his childhood are available. However, in 1905, Mies left Aachen and moved to Berlin to begin a job that he was promised. He served as a studio apprentice to Peter Behrens from 1908 to 1912. In this time, he was discovered as a new talent and was commissioned for
To date, he is considered to be one of the major pioneers in modern architecture. In his work, he hoped to establish a new definitive style for the current era.