Meier, Richard

Thomas Kellner: 37#31 Museo Contemporani de Barcelona,(architect: Richard Meier), 2003, C-Print, 68,2x48,8 cm/26,6"x19,0", edition 20+3

Richard Meier

Meier was born in Newark in 1934. He is an American architect known for his rationalist designs. He was educated in architecture at Cornell University and gratuaded with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Before he founded his own practice in 1963, he worked for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Marcel Breuer. Meier has been awarded honorary degrees from the University of Naples, New Jersey Institute of Technology, The New School for Social Research, Pratt Institute and the University of Bucharest and  has taught at Cooper Union, Princeton University, Pratt Institute, UCLA, Yale University and Harvard University. Meier has also given many lectures all over the world and was numberous times a member of juries. His architectural work shows influences of other designers such as Mies Van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and in some instances, Frank Lloyd Wright and Luis Barragán.



Pritzker Prize for Architecture
AIA Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects
Deutscher Architekture Preis
Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Royal Gold Medal of theRoyal Institute of British Architects
Brunner Prize for Architecture
Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the AIA
Gold Medal from the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA


Important works

Smith House, Darien, Connecticut
Douglas House, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Bronx Developmental Center, The Bronx, New York
The Atheneum, New Harmony, Indiana
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Modern Art Wing Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Daimler-Benz Forschungszentrum, today: Daimler Forschungszentrum, Ulm, Germany
Town house, Ulm, Germany
City Hall and Central Library, The Hague, The Netherlands
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain
Edinburgh Park masterplan
Museum of Television & Radio, Beverly Hills, California
Rachofsky House, Dallas, Texas
Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Camden Medical Centre, Singapore
Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse, Phoenix, Arizona
Jubilee Church, Rome, Italy
University of Scranton, Connolly Hall
Frieder Burda Museum, Baden Baden, Germany
Life Sciences Technology Building, Ithaca, New York
San Jose City Hall, San Jose, California
ECM City Tower, Prague, Czech republic
Ara Pacis Museum, Rome, Italy
One Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Meier Tower, Tel Aviv, Israel
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