Swiss architect appointed head of the Bauhaus architecture department by Walter Gropius in April of 1927. Meyer believed that architecture was an organizational task with no relationship to aesthetics, and that buildings should be very low cost and designed for the purpose of fulfilling social needs. The two most significant building commissions for the school were brought by Meyer: the five apartment buildings in the city of Dessau, and the headquarters of the Federal School of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund in Bernau. Under his leadership the Bauhaus school made its first profit in 1929. After he became the Bauhaus director in February 1928 he began to center the program around architecture and industrial design, his speciality. he was fired in August 1, 1930, because his outspoken communist views became a threat to the existence of the school.