Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe fundamentally defined the Bauhaus strategy as directors.
Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919 as a new type of art school that combined life, craft and art under one roof. Gropius managed the Bauhaus as its director until 1928.
He is often called the unknown Bauhaus director but in retrospect it seems that Meyer probably influenced the Bauhaus and its students more than Gropius may have wanted to believe.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1930-1933 Bauhaus director
Mies was a shining star of German avant-garde architecture when he joined the Bauhaus as its director. This post enabled the architect to devote his energy to teaching for the first time.